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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 Northwest and AlaskaBasin 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 June 2015)University of California Santa BarbaraFinal Technical Report Due September 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 Northwest and AlaskaRelationships 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
G14AP00034Ricardo TabordaSouthern CaliforniaEvaluation of the Southern California Seismic Velocity Models Through Ground Motion Simulation and Validation of Past Earthquakes ($67,000; April 2014 through March 2015)University of MemphisFinal Technical Report Due June 20152014
G14AP00036Eric SandvolCentral 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
G14AP00046Russell GreenCentral and Eastern U.S.Development of Region-Specific Magnitude Bound Curves for CEUS Paleoliquefaction Data Interpretation ($78,701; May 2014 through May 2015) Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State UniversityFinal Technical Report Due August 20152014
G14AP00047Michael Hamburger & Scott RobesonNationalDevelopment of a Globally Applicable Model for Near Realtime Prediction of Seismically Induced Landslides ($73,829; May 2014 through April 2015)Indiana UniversityFinal Technical Report Due July 20152014
G14AP00048Steven WesnouskyIntermountain WestCosmogenic and OSL Dating for Determining Slip Rate of Normal Faults Near Reno: Collaborative Research with University of Nevada, Reno and University of Cincinnati($37,091;June 2014 through May 2015)University of Nevada, RenoFinal Technical Report Due August 20152014
G14AP00049Chris CramerNationalImproving Regional Attenuation Boundaries and Models in the CEUS and Developing a Gulf Coast Empirical GMPE Using Earthscope USArray Data for Use in the National Seismic Hazards Mapping Project ($123,456; June 2014 through May 2016)University of MemphisFinal Technical Report Due August 20162014
G14AP00050Colin AmosPacific Northwest and AlaskaDifferential Uplift and Incision of the Yakima River Terraces: Collaborative Research with Western Washington Universtiy, University of Vermont and State Agricultural College, and University of California Santa Barbara ($43,541; June 2014 through May 2015)Western Washington UniversityFinal Technical Report Due August 20152014
G14AP00053Lewis OwenIntermountain WestCosmogenic and OSL Dating for Determining Slip Rate of Normal Faults Near Reno: Collaborative Research with University of Nevada, Reno and University of Cincinnati ($36,357; June 2014 through May 2015)University of CincinnatiFinal Technical Report Due August 20152014
G14AP00054Paul BiermanPacific Northwest and AlaskaDifferential Uplift and Incision of the Yakima River Terraces: Collaborative Research with Western Washington Universtiy, University of Vermont and State Agricultural College, and University of California Santa Barbara ($24,089; June 2014 through May 2015)University of VermontFinal Technical Report Due August 20152014
G14AP00055Dylan RoodPacific Northwest and AlaskaDifferential Uplift and Incision of the Yakima River Terraces: Collaborative Research with Western Washington Universtiy, University of Vermont and State Agricultural College, and University of California Santa Barbara ($27,406; June 2014 through May 2015)University of California Santa BarbaraFinal Technical Report Due August 20152014
G14AP00056Clifford ThurberEarthquake Physics Nonvolcanic Tremor and Shear Wave Velocity Structure of the Crust in the Parkfield Region ($71,436; June 2014 through May 2015)University of Wisconsin-MadisonFinal Technical Report Due August 20152014
G14AP00057Christopher DuRossIntermountain WestPaleoseismic Investigation to Determine the Timing and Extent of Surface-Faulting Earthquakes on the Southern Part of the Salt Lake City Segment of the Wasatch Fault Zone, Salt Lake County, Utah ($55,213; June 2014 through May 2015)Utah Geological SurveyFinal Technical Report Due August 20152014
G14AP00058Jeff McGuireEarthquake Physics Correlation of Injection Induced Earthquake Swarms with Temporal Changes in Shear Velocity in the Salton Sea Geothermal Field? ($92,235; June 2014 through May 2015)Woods Hole Oceanographic InstitutionFinal Technical Report Due August 20152014
G14AP00060Laurie BaiseCentral and Eastern U.S.Near Surface Sediment Model and Site Response for Boston: Collaborative Research with Tufts University and Boston College ($76,895; June 2014 through May 2015)Tufts UniversityFinal Technical Report Due August 20152014
G14AP00061John EbelCentral and Eastern U.S.Near Surface Sediment Model and Site Response for Boston: Collaborative Research with Tufts University and Boston College ($54,665; June 2014 through May 2015)Boston CollegeFinal Technical Report Due August 20152014
G14AP00064Domniki AsimakiEarthquake EffectsThree-dimensional nonlinear site effects at U.S. strong motion stations ($76,787; May 2014 through May 2015)Georgia Institute of TechnologyFinal Technical Report Due August 20152014
G14AP00065Kevin Clahan & John BaldwinNorthern CaliforniaHolocene Earthquake Timing of the Peninsula segment of the San Andreas fault, Scarp Creek Site at Filoli, Woodside, California ($62,389; June 2014 through May 2015)Lettis Consultants International, Inc.Final Technical Report Due August 20152014
G14AP00066Danielle Hutchings MielerNorthern CaliforniaLocal Government Resilience Toolkit ($90,816; June 2014 through May 2015)Association of Bay Area GovernmentsFinal Technical Report Due August 20152014
G14AP00067Daniel GillinsEarthquake EffectsAssessing Lateral Spread Hazards in Areas Prone to Great and Long-Duration Earthquake ($56,877; June 2014 through June 2015)Oregon State UniversityFinal Technical Report Due September 20152014
G14AP00068Glenn Biasi & Steven WesnouskyNationalThe Role of Fault Bends and Complexities in Earthquake Ruptures: Empirical Relations for Use in Seismic Hazard Analysis($53,497; June 2014 through May 2015)University of Nevada, RenoFinal Technical Report Due August 20152014
G14AP00069Jeffrey UnruhNorthern CaliforniaDetailed Mapping and Analysis of Fold Deformation Above the West Tracy Fault, Southern San Joaquin-Sacramento Delta, Northern California ($48,659; June 2014 through June 2015)Lettis Consultants International, Inc.Final Technical Report Due September 20152014
G14AP00070Peter ShearerSouthern CaliforniaAnalysis of Southern California Seismicity Using Improved Locations, Focal Mechanisms and Stress Drops ($83,891; July 2014 through June 2015)University of California San DiegoFina Technical Report Due September 20152014
G14AP00071Duncan AgnewSouthern CaliforniaUnderstanding Triggering of Repeated Aseismic Strain Changes in the Anza Gap ($54,103; July 2014 through June 2015)University of California San DiegoFinal Technical Report Due September 20152014
G14AP00072Whitney BehrSouthern CaliforniaLong term slip rate along the Banning strand of the southern San Andreas Fault at Devers Hill ($74,840; July 2014 through June 2015)University of Texas at AustinFinal Technical Report Due September 20152014
G14AP00073Yuri FialkoSouthern CaliforniaInvestigation of the locally elevated secular strain rate on the Anza section of the San Jacinto fault ($76,000; July 2014 through June 2015)University of California San DiegoFinal Technical Report Due September 20152014
G14AP00074Victor TsaiSouthern CaliforniaDetermining a 3D Seismic Velocity Model Offshore Southern California Using Ambient Noise ($71,225; July 2014 through June 2015)California Institute of TechnologyFinal Technical Report Due September 20152014
G14AP00075Egill HaukssonSouthern CaliforniaAnalysis of Earthquake Data from the Greater Los Angeles Basin and Adjacent Offshore Area, Southern California ($74,000; July 2014 through June 2015)California Institute of TechnologyFinal Technical Report Due September 20152014
G14AP00080Benjamin HortonPacific Northwest and AlaskaPaleoseismology of Sanak Island: Collaborative Research with University of Rhode Island, Rutgets, and USGS ($29,064; July 2014 through June 2015)Rutgers UniversityFinal Technical Report Due September 20152014
G14AP00081Simon EngelhartPacific Northwest and Alaska(Paleoseismology of Sanak Island: Collaborative Research with University of Rhode Island, Rutgets, and USGS; July 2014 through June 2015)University of Rhode IslandFinal Technical Report Due September 20152014
G14AP00082Yang Shen & Haiying GaoPacific Northwest and AlaskaImproving Ground Motion Prediction from Full-Wave Tomography of the Cascades ($86,421; July 2014 through June 2015)University of Rhode IslandFinal Technical Report Due September 20152014
G14AP00098Mitchell CraigNorthern CaliforniaTitle of Proposal: Improvements to the Near Surface Velocity Model of the Sacramento-San Joaquin Delta ($29,606; July 2014 through June 2015)California State University East BayFinal Technical Report Due September 20152014
G14AP00099Chris Cramer, Gary Patterson & David ArellanoCentral and Eastern U.S.Updating Liquefaction Probability Curves, Seismic Hazard Model, and Urban Seismic Hazard Maps with Public Outreach for Memphis and Shelby County, Tennessee ($81,126; August 2014 through July 2015)University of MemphisFinal Technical Report Due October 20152014
G14AP00100Donna Eberhart-PhillipsNorthern CaliforniaDevelopment of 3-D Q Model for Regional Attenuation in Northern California ($69,585; August 2014 through July 2015)University of California DavisFinal Technical Report Due October 20152014
G14AP00103Jonathan StewartCentral and Eastern U.S.Development of Calibrated Site Amplification Models for Application in Central and Eastern North America: Collaborative Research with UCLA, UIUC, and UT ($54,434; August 2014 through August 2015) University of California, Los AngelesFinal Technical Report Due November 20152014
G14AP00104Youssef HashashCentral and Eastern U.S.Development of Calibrated Site Amplification Models for Application in Central and Eastern North America: Collaborative Research with UCLA, UIUC, and UT ($48,604; August 2014 through August 2015) University of IllinoisFinal Technical Report Due November 20152014
G14AP00118Daniel GillinsIntermountain WestProbabilistic Liquefaction Potential and Lateral Spread Hazard Maps for Utah County, Utah: Collaborative Research with Brigham Young University and Oregon State University ($31,101; August 2014 through July 2015)Oregon State UniversityFinal Technical Report Due October 20152014
G14AP00119Kevin FrankeIntermountain WestProbabilistic Liquefaction Potential and Lateral Spread Hazard Maps for Utah County, Utah: Collaborative Research with Brigham Young University and Oregon State University ($43,197; August 2014 through July 2015)Brigham Young UniversityFinal Technical Report Due October 20152014

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