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Technologies for Urban and Regional Risk Analysis

San Francisco Bay Area Earthquake Simulation

Using Google Earth Engine to compute earthquake ground-motion site-amplification.

This program in partnership with Google demonstrated the use of Google Earth Engine to model earthquake hazard. Taking advantage of theĀ 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 estimationĀ of ground shaking for a given earthquake scenario event, such as the rupture of the hayward fault shown here.

San Francisco Bay Area - Simulated Hayward Fault Rupture

Novel technologies such as Google's Earth Engine platform is used for rapid high-resolution computation of earthquake ground shaking.


David Lallemant

Maryia Markhvida

Jack Baker

Christiaan Adams