Special Data Sets
Synthetic Seismic and GPS Data from Nov 13, 2008 ShakeOut Exercise
The ShakeOut exercise of Nov 13, 2008 involved the simulation of a magnitude 7.8 earthquake on the southern San Andreas Fault the propagated north to Tejon Pass. The estimates of damage were based on a simulation that is decribed in Graves et al (2008).
ShakeOut scenario was developed by the USGS Multi Hazards Demonstration Project in partnership with the California Geological Survey, Southern California Earthquake Center and many other partners with funding from the USGS, CGS, and FEMA.
Funding for the ShakeOut simulations was provided by SCEC under NSF grants EAR-0623704 and OCI-0749313 and by the US Geological Survey. The largescale simulations were run at USC’s Center for High Performance Computing and Communications under an agreement with the SCEC CME project.
See References section for citation information.
The computational grid samples the wavefield every 2 km. Packages of seisomgrams are output in 3 collections: sampled every 40 km (66 stations), sampled every 20 km (242 stations), and sampled at site that are nearly colocated with continuous GPS sites (77 stations).
Jones, L. M., et al. (2008), The ShakeOut Scenario, U. S. Geol. Surv. Open File Rep., 2008–1150. (Download).
Graves, R. W., B. T. Aagaard, K. W. Hudnut, L. M. Star, J. P. Stewart, and T. H. Jordan (2008). Broadband Simulations for Mw 7.8 Southern San Andreas Earthquakes: Ground Motion Sensitivity to Rupture Speed, Geophys. Res. Lett., Vol. 35, L22302, doi:10.1029/2008GL035750.S
Crowell, B.W., Y. Bock, and M.B. Squibb (2009), Demonstration of earthquake early warning using total displacement waveforms from real-time GPS networks, Seismological Research Letters, 80 (5), 768-778.