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2011 Instrumental & Historical Seismicity in UCERF3 Workshop

Conveners: Ned Field and the Working Group on California Earthquake Probabilities
Dates: June 10, 2011
Location: Embassy Suites Mandalay Beach, Oxnard, CA

Summary:This workshop will review issues and proposed solutions with respect to the historical and instrumental earthquake catalogs, with particular emphasis on how this influences: a) the association of events to specific faults; b) inferred temporal variations in earthquake rates; and c) regional magnitude-frequency distribution estimates.  This workshop will also address best practices for estimating the spatial distributions of a-values, maximum magnitudes, and focal mechanisms for background seismicity (events off our explicitly modeled faults).