Geospatial Analysis: 18 years of Seismic Activity

Authors: Neysha Raquel Pacheco Colón*, California State University - Long Beach
Topics: Hazards and Vulnerability, Geographic Information Science and Systems
Keywords: Natural Hazards, Seismic Activity, Geographic Information Systems
Session Type: Poster
Day: 4/4/2019
Start / End Time: 9:55 AM / 11:35 AM
Room: Lincoln 2, Marriott, Exhibition Level
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Geospatial technology enhances the research of natural hazards, such as seismic events, into accurate strategies that can be implemented into hazard management and mitigation. Therefore, this research involves a geospatial framework using Geographic Information Systems (GIS) platforms to obtain a spatial analysis of seismic activity, patterns, density, frequency, magnitudes and distribution from 2000 to 2018 in the studied area. This research purpose is to compare two distinct geographic regions located in seismically active locations. The methodology involves data by the United States Geological Survey (USGS), GIS software, statistical analysis, and cartographic maps. This research aims to demonstrate advances of incorporating GIS technology into seismic analysis and contribute to geographic and geospatial knowledge in this area.

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