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Award No. Principal Investigator(s) Region Project Title Institution Final Report Journal Publication(s) Year
G13AP00035Ron Rubin & Timothy DawsonNorthern CaliforniaPaleoseismic Trenching of the West Napa Fault – Reconciling High Geodetic Slip Rates using Geologic Data from a Significant Seismic Source in the North Bay Region ($57,469; April 2014 through March 2015) California Geological Survey2014
G14AP00001Kathleen KeranenCentral and Eastern U.S.Evaluating the Role of Injected Fluid in Triggering the 2011 Oklahoma Earthquake Sequence: Collaborative Research with Cornell University and Columbia University ($14,641; November 2013 through November 2014)Cornell UniversityFinal Technical Report due February 20152014
G14AP00006Craig NicholsonSouthern CaliforniaContinuing to Map the 3D Geometry of Active Faults in Southern California ($49,996; December 2013 through November 2014)University of California Santa BarbaraFinal Technical Report Due February 20152014
G14AP00007Jeramy AshlockEarthquake EffectsSeismic Profiling by Multi-Mode Rayleigh Waves ($64,426; December 2013 through November 2014)Iowa State UniversityFinal Technical Report Due February 20152014
G14AP00008Andreas Skarlatoudis, Paul Somerville, Hong Kie Thio & Jeff BaylessCentral and Eastern U.S.Magnitude Estimates for the 1811-1812 New Madrid Seismic Zone Earthquakes using Large Scale Numerical Simulations: Implications for the Seismic Hazard in Urban Areas around the Mississippi Embayment ($64,723; January 2014 through December 2014)URS Group, Inc.Final Technical Report Due March 20152014
G14AP00009Paul SomervillePacific NorthwestBasin Amplification Factors for Cascadia from the 2011 Tohoku Earthquake ($64,366; January 2014 through December 2014)URS Group, Inc.Final Technical Report Due March 20152014
G14AP00010Paul Somerville, Hong Kie Thio, Andreas Skarlatoudis & Jeff BaylessEarthquake EffectsTesting the EGF Method of Ground Motion Simulation using the Christchurch Earthquake Sequence ($67,414; January 2014 through December 2014)URS Group, Inc.Final Technical Report Due March 20152014
G14AP00011Margaret BoettcherEarthquake Physics Investigating fault zone damage width on the meterscale through analysis of seismic event density distributions ($50,765; January 2014 through December 2014)University of New HampshireFinal Technical Report Due March 20152014
G14AP00012Christopher SorlienSouthern CaliforniaPost‑1 Ma Deformation History of the Pitas Point- North Channel‑Red Mountain Fault System and Associated Folds in Santa Barbara Channel, California ($55,713; January 2014 through December 2014)University of California Santa BarbaraFinal Technical Report Due March 20152014
G14AP00013Roy Van ArsdaleCentral and Eastern U.S.Seismic Potential of the New Madrid Seismic Zones Reelfoot Fault: Collaborative with University of Memphis and University of Kentucky ($17,281; January 2014 through December 2014)University of MemphisFinal Technical Report Due March 20152014
G14AP00014Edward WooleryCentral and Eastern U.S.Seismic Potential of the New Madrid Seismic Zone’s Reelfoot Fault: Collaborative Research with the University of Memphis and University of Kentucky ($45,581; January 2014 through December 2014)University of KentuckyFinal Technical Report Due March 20152014
G14AP00015Keith KelsonCentral and Eastern U.S.Evaluation of Earthquake Magnitude from the Kentucky Bend Scarp, central New Madrid Seismic Zone – A Paleoseismic Assessment ($64,540; January 2014 through December 2014)URS CorporationFinal Technical Report Due March 20152014
G14AP00016Miaki IshiiCentral and Eastern U.S.Digitization of Analogue Seismograms for Improved Seismicity Constraints in the Northeastern United States ($17,030; January 2014 through December 2014)Harvard CollegeFinal Technical Report Due March 20152014
G14AP00017Adrian Rodriquez-MarekEarthquake EffectsAn empirical study of the parameterization of site response using the KiKnet array ($71,597; January 2014 through December 2014)Virginia Polytechnic Institute & StateFinal Technical Report Due March 20152014
G14AP00018Kenneth CreagerPacific NorthwestRelationships Among Tremor Amplitude, Slow Slip, and Megathrust Earthquakes($65,378; January 2014 through December 2014)University of WashingtonFinal Technical Report Due March 20152014
G14AP00019Michael RitzwollerNationalThe Use of Surface Waves to Improve Earthquake Locations Across the US ($49,271; January 2014 through December 2014)University of ColoradoFinal Technical Report Due March 20152014
G14AP00020Aasha Pancha & Satish PullammanappallilIntermountain WestDetermination of 3D-velocity structure across the northeastern portion of the Reno area basin ($43,702; January 2014 through December 2014)Optim Seismic Data Solutions, Inc.Final Technical Report Due March 20152014
G14AP00021Jay BergerNorthern CaliforniaContinued Enhancement of California Earthquake Clearinghouse Operations through Improved Data Collection, Sharing, and Training: Collaborative Research with Earthquake Engineering Research Institute, California Geological Survey (CGS) and California Natural Resources Agency ($50,000; January 2014 through December 2014)Earthquake Engineering Research InstituteFinal Technical Report Due March 20152014
G14AP00022Anne RosinskiNorthern CaliforniaContinued Enhancement of California Earthquake Clearinghouse Operations through Improved Data Collection, Sharing, and Training: Collaborative Research with Earthquake Engineering Research Institute, California Geological Survey (CGS) and California Natural Resources Agency ($20,000; January 2014 through December 2014)California Geological SurveyFinal Technical Report Due March 20152014
G14AP00023Steven JaumeCentral and Eastern U.S.Charleston, SC Area Earthquake Hazard Mapping Project (CAEHMP) Workshop and Pilot Study: Collaborative Research with College of Charleston and University of Memphis ($47,659; January 2014 through January 2015)College of CharlestonFinal Technical Report Due April 20152014
G14AP00024Chris CramerCentral and Eastern U.S.Charleston, SC Area Earthquake Hazard Mapping Project (CAEHMP) Workshop and Pilot Study: Collaborative Research with College of Charleston and University of Memphis ($28,968; January 2014 through January 2015)University of MemphisFinal Technical Report Due April 20152014
G14AP00026Allan RubinEarthquake Physics Ultrasonic investigations of the micro-mechanical origin of rate and state friction ($85,407: February 2014 through January 2015)Princeton UniversityFinal Technical Report Due April 20152014
G14AP00027Thomas HerringNorthern CaliforniaKinematics of Faulting in the Northern San Francisco Bay Region from GPS measurements: Collaborative Research with the Massachusetts Institute of Technology and University of California, Riverside ($31,347; February 2014 through January 2015)Massachusetts Institute of TechnologyFinal Technical Report Due April 20152014
G14AP00028Gareth FunningNorthern CaliforniaKinematics of Faulting in the Northern San Francisco Bay Region from GPS measurements: Collaborative Research with the Massachusetts Institute of Technology and University of California, Riverside ($30,706; February 2014 through January 2015)University of California RiversideFinal Technical Report Due April 20152014
G14AP00030John Anderson, Glenn Biasi & Steven WesnouskyNationalEarthquake Magnitude Estimation from Fault Dimensions and Slip Rate ($68,374; March 2014 through February 2015)University of Nevada RenoFinal Technical Report Due May 20152014
G14AP00031Kevin FrankeCentral and Eastern U.S.Development and evaluation of simplified performance-based procedures for the estimation of liquefaction-induced lateral spread displacements and seismic slope displacements ($78,380; March 2014 through February 2015)Brigham Young UniversityFinal Technical Report Due May 20152014
G14AP00031Kevin FrankeCentral and Eastern U.S.Development and evaluation of simplified performance-based procedures for the estimation of liquefaction-induced lateral spread displacements and seismic slope displacements ($78,380; March 2014 through February 2015)Brigham Young UniversityFinal Technical Report Due May 20152014
G14AP00033Nadia LapustaEarthquake Physics Earthquake rupture propagation into creeping areas of the San Andreas Fault ($90,000; April 2014 through March 2015)California Institute of TechnologyFinal Technical Report Due June 20152014
G14AP00036Eric SandovalCentral and Eastern U.S.Seismic Attenuation and Hazard in the Central and Eastern U.S. ($48,942; April 2014 through March 2015) University of MissouriFinal Technical Report Due June 20152014
G14AP00037Paul SegallCentral and Eastern U.S.Network Based Estimates of Strain-rate and Uncertainty in the Central U.S.($33,034; April 2014 through March 2015)Stanford UniversityFinal Technical Report Due June 20152014
G14AP00038Paul SegallEarthquake Physics The Mechanics of Episodic Tremor and Slip with Implications for Seismic Hazards in Cascadia ($89,274; April 2014 through March 2015)Stanford UniversityFinal Technical Report Due June 20152014
G14AP00039Jay BergerGeneral10th National Conference on Earthquake Engineering: Frontiers on Earthquake Engineering (EERI)($30,000; March 2014 through September 2014)Earthquake Engineering Research InstituteFinal Technical Report Due December 20142014
G14AP00040Ingrid JohansonNorthern CaliforniaPS Rapid Post-Processing for Earthquake Response ($64,879; April 2014 through March 2015)University of California BerkeleyFinal Technical Report due June 20152014

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