The compilation of a comprehensive global earthquake catalog that delivers both accurate source parameters and fatality estimates is a task that is simple in theory but challenging in practice. The necessary information is spread throughout numerous earthquake catalogs, reports, and online databases. Earthquake catalogs are created for different purposes, and consequently they excel in different areas. Some catalogs provide high-quality hypocenters while others contain carefully researched damage reports. Herein we examine published global catalogs and create PAGER-CAT, a composite global catalog of earthquake source parameters and effects.

PAGER-CAT incorporates eight global earthquake catalogs and additional auxiliary data to provide comprehensive...

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