ShakeMap‐related research, development, operations, and applications
Organizer: U.S. Geological Survey
|ShakeMap is an open-source software program employed to automatically produce a suite of maps and products that portray the geographical extent and severity of potentially damaging shaking following an earthquake. ShakeMap’s primary purpose is to provide post-earthquake situational awareness for emergency management and response as well as loss estimation. ShakeMap is widely deployed internationally in numerous countries yet there are significant gaps worldwide. The U.S. Geological Survey will discuss ShakeMap: its underlying science and software, installation and operations procedures, seismic network requirements, and discuss its many uses for earthquake information, loss-modeling, and response decision-making. The anticipated audience will include seismic network operators, scientists and engineers, potential users (lifeline and infrastructure operators, financial institutions, agencies), researchers, and emergency managers.
David Wald, Research Geophysicist
Bruce Worden, Geophysicist
Eric Thompson, Geophysicist