A report entitled “Seismological Grand Challenges in Understanding Earth's Dynamic Systems” is now available at http://www.iris.edu. The report is drawn from the September 2008 Workshop on a Long Range Science Plan for Seismology, attended by about 120 members of the seismological and geophysical research community.

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The magnitude of the largest earthquake that is thought possible within a specified area is an important value in probabilistic seismic-hazard assessment. East of the Rockies, where seismicity is generally sparse and large earthquakes are rare, Mmax must be estimated indirectly. This report discusses pros and cons of the various methods that have been...

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