USGS Releases Report On Seismic Hazards

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March 28, 2016

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USGS Releases Report On Seismic Hazards

The United States Geological Survey (USGS) has released its first-ever report and maps of induced and natural seismic hazards in the US (link to the USGS Report). The report is the culmination of ongoing USGS work on potential induced seismic hazards, including a joint workshop with the Oklahoma Geological Survey in November 2014, during which researchers from the USGS, state geological surveys, and academia presented a proposed methodology for calculating induced seismic hazards (link to the USGS workshop website). This USGS report presents the final methodology and results from this multi-year effort, which could potentially affect multiple stakeholders, including those in the insurance and energy sectors.

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