Articles | Volume 20, issue 3
Research article
25 Mar 2020
Research article |  | 25 Mar 2020

CCAF-DB: the Caribbean and Central American active fault database

Richard Styron, Julio García-Pelaez, and Marco Pagani

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The Caribbean and Central American region is both tectonically active and densely populated, leading to a large population that is exposed to earthquake hazards. Until now, no comprehensive fault data covering the region have been available. We present a new public fault database for Central America and the Caribbean that synthesizes published studies with new mapping from remote sensing to provide fault sources for the CCARA seismic hazard and risk analysis project and to aid future research.
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