Ground-motion simulations of 1811–1812 New Madrid earthquakes, central United States

  title={Ground-motion simulations of 1811–1812 New Madrid earthquakes, central United States},
  author={L. Ram{\'i}rez-Guzm{\'a}n and R. Graves and K. Olsen and O. Boyd and C. Cramer and S. Hartzell and S. Ni and P. Somerville and R. Williams and J. Zhong},
  journal={Bulletin of the Seismological Society of America},
  • L. Ramírez-Guzmán, R. Graves, +7 authors J. Zhong
  • Published 2015
  • Geology
  • Bulletin of the Seismological Society of America
  • We performed a suite of numerical simulations based on the 1811–1812 New Madrid seismic zone (NMSZ) earthquakes, which demonstrate the importance of 3D geologic structure and rupture directivity on the ground‐motion response throughout a broad region of the central United States (CUS) for these events. Our simulation set consists of 20 hypothetical earthquakes located along two faults associated with the current seismicity trends in the NMSZ. The hypothetical scenarios range in magnitude from M… CONTINUE READING
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