Project Summary

This program in partnership with Google demonstrated the use of Google Earth Engine to model earthquake hazard. Taking advantage of the multi-layer geospatial data repository and parallelized computing engine, the research team developed (1) a global estimate of shear wave velocity at 30m depth, used to to compute site-related earthquake ground motion amplification, and (2) conduct very rapid estimation of ground shaking for a given earthquake scenario event, such as the rupture of the hayward fault shown here.

Contributors

David Lallemant

Maryia Markhvida

Jack Baker

Christiaan Adams

Partners

Google