Articles | Volume 18, issue 6
Research article
20 Jun 2018
Research article |  | 20 Jun 2018

Earthquakes on the surface: earthquake location and area based on more than 14 500 ShakeMaps

Stephanie Lackner

Data sets

ANSS Comprehensive Earthquake Catalog (ComCat) Documentation ComCat

Global Significant Earthquake Database, 2150 BC to present National Geophysical Data Center/World Data Service (NGDC/WDS)

Short summary
This study constructs a comprehensive dataset of global strong ground motion data to define new concepts of earthquake location and strong shaking area. These concepts can help to facilitate a more effective communication of the natural hazard of earthquakes that is focused on surface shaking. Past earthquake shaking is analyzed to support a transition of the discussion of earthquakes from seismology to a geography context and thus foster improved social science research on earthquake impacts.
Final-revised paper