Sizes of the Largest Possible Earthquakes in the Central and Eastern United States?summary of a Workshop, September 8?9, 2008, Golden, Colorado U.S. Department of the Interior

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Sizes of the Largest Possible Earthquakes in the Central and Eastern United States?summary of a Workshop, September 8?9, 2008, Golden, Colorado  by  U.S. Department of the Interior

Sizes of the Largest Possible Earthquakes in the Central and Eastern United States?summary of a Workshop, September 8?9, 2008, Golden, Colorado by U.S. Department of the Interior
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Most probabilistic seismic-hazard assessments require an estimate of Mmax, the magnitude M of the largest earthquake that is thought possible within a specified area. In seismically active areas such as some plate boundaries, large earthquakes occurMoreMost probabilistic seismic-hazard assessments require an estimate of Mmax, the magnitude M of the largest earthquake that is thought possible within a specified area. In seismically active areas such as some plate boundaries, large earthquakes occur frequently enough that Mmax might have been observed directly during the historical period.

In less active regions like most of the Central and Eastern United States [(CEUS- table 2)] and adjacent Canada, large earthquakes are much less frequent and generally Mmax must be estimated indirectly. The indirect-estimation methods are many, their results vary widely, and opinions differ as to which methods are valid.

This lack of consensus about Mmax estimation increases the uncertainty of hazard assessments for planned nuclear power reactors and increases design and construction costs.



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