Stanford Data Base for Earthquakes in the United States
This series includes technical reports prepared by faculty, students and staff who are associated with the John A. Blume Earthquake Engineering Center at Stanford University. While the primary focus of Blume Center is earthquake engineering, many of the reports in this series encompass broader topics in structural engineering and materials, computational mechanics, geomechanics, structural health monitoring, and engineering life-cycle risk assessment. Each report includes acknowledgments of the specific sponsors for the report and underlying research. In addition to providing research support, the Blume Center provides administrative support for maintaining and disseminating the technical reports. For more information about the Blume Center and its activities, see https://blume.stanford.edu.
The Stanford Data Base of Earthquakes for the United States is intended as a data source for researchers who are assessing seismic hazard in the continental United States. Such information is of vital interest to those making decisions about siting, design criteria, and exposure evaluation. The Data Base contains basic information about earthquakes which have occurred in the United States. It represents the best information available from U.S. Government catalogs and various regional studies. The accompanying report explains what decisions, judgments, and procedures were used in assembling the source data into the new catalog. The data are listed chronologically in one file. As explained in Section IV, the information in the catalog can be presented in its entirety in magnetic tape format, or on a selective basis by location and magnitude in a printed list or plotted epicentral map. The catalog was assembled as part of a project in partial fulfillment of the requirements for the degree of Engineer at Stanford University.
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