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The potential uses of operational earthquake forecasting

Edward H. Field, Thomas H. Jordan, Lucile M. Jones, Andrew J. Michael, & Michael L. Blanpied

Published March 15, 2017, SCEC Contribution #7292

This article reports on a workshop held to explore the potential uses of operational earthquake forecasting (OEF). We discuss the current status of OEF in the United States and elsewhere, the types of products that could be generated, the various potential users and uses of OEF, and the need for carefully crafted communication protocols. Although operationalization challenges remain, there was clear consensus among the stakeholders at the workshop that OEF could be useful.

Field, E. H., Jordan, T. H., Jones, L. M., Michael, A. J., & Blanpied, M. L. (2017). The potential uses of operational earthquake forecasting. Seismological Research Letters, 87(2a), 313-322. doi: 10.1785/0220150174.

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UCERF3 Project, Earthquake Forecasting and Predictability