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Southern California Seismic Network Update

Hutton, Kate and Hauksson, Egill and Clinton, John and Franck, Joseph and Guarino, Anthony and Scheckel, Nick and Given, Doug and Yong, Alan (2006) Southern California Seismic Network Update. Seismological Research Letters, 77 (3). pp. 389-395. ISSN 0895-0695.

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The authoritative region of the Southern California Seismic Network (SCSN) extends across southern California, from the U.S./Mexico international border to Coalinga and Owens Valley in central California (Figure 1). This area contains almost 20 million inhabitants, including two of the ten largest cities in the United States (Los Angeles and San Diego) and the two largest harbors (Los Angeles and Long Beach) in the nation. SCSN also reports on earthquakes in Baja California, which could potentially cause damage in the U.S. More than fifty earthquakes (not including aftershocks) are felt each year, and an average of 1.5 events per year are potentially damaging (magnitude greater than 5.0). Immediately after a moderate or large earthquake, SCSN provides information about the size, location, and distribution of ground shaking. Emergency managers use this information to coordinate rescue operations, guide inspectors in the search for damage, and satisfy the public's need for information. The historical record of earthquake occurrences in California is important to insurers, geotechnical engineers, and city planners.

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Additional Information:© 2006 by the Seismological Society of America. SCSN operations are funded by the USGS internal and external programs, through cooperative agreement 04HQAG0010. SCSN also receives operation funds from the California Governor’s Office of Emergency Services, through Std Agreement 6028-2, and Caltech’s Earthquake Research Affiliates Program. The Earth Scope US Array program supports maintenance for selected stations through sub award No. 475 with IRIS, and some new development is supported through subaward 310 with IRIS. Caltech Seismological Laboratory contribution number 9113.
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Official Citation:Kate Hutton, Egill Hauksson, John Clinton, Joseph Franck, Anthony Guarino, Nick Scheckel, Doug Given, and Alan Yong Southern California Seismic Network Update Seismological Research Letters, May/June 2006, v. 77, p. 389-395, doi:10.1785/gssrl.77.3.389
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