The 2008 U.S. Geological Survey national seismic hazard models and maps for the central and eastern United States
Mark D. Petersen, Arthur D. Frankel, Stephen C. Harmsen, Charles S. Mueller, Oliver S. Boyd, Nicolas Luco, Russell L. Wheeler, Kenneth S. Rukstales, Kathleen M. Haller, 2013. "The 2008 U.S. Geological Survey national seismic hazard models and maps for the central and eastern United States", Recent Advances in North American Paleoseismology and Neotectonics East of the Rockies, Randel Tom Cox, Martitia P. Tuttle, Oliver S. Boyd, Jacques Locat
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In this paper, we describe the scientific basis for the source and ground-motion models applied in the 2008 National Seismic Hazard Maps, the development of new products that are used for building design and risk analyses, relationships between the hazard maps and design maps used in building codes, and potential future improvements to the hazard maps.