Luco, Nicolas
Rezaeian, Sanaz
Rukstales, Kenneth S.
Powers, Peter M.
Shumway, Allison M.
Martinez, Eric M.
Smoczyk, Greg M.
20210611
Gridded uniform hazard peak ground acceleration data and 84th-percentile peak ground acceleration data used to calculate the Maximum Considered Earthquake Geometric Mean (MCEG) peak ground acceleration (PGA) values of the 2020 NEHRP Recommended Seismic Provisions and 2022 ASCE/SEI 7 Standard for Puerto Rico and the U.S. Virgin Islands.
fixed format text files, comma separated values (.csv)
https://doi.org/10.5066/P9I0R4O6
The Maximum Considered Earthquake Geometric Mean (MCEG) peak ground acceleration (PGA) values of the 2020 NEHRP Recommended Seismic Provisions and 2022 ASCE/SEI 7 Standard are derived from the downloadable data files. For each site class, the MCEG peak ground acceleration (PGA_M) is calculated via the following equation:
PGA_M = min[ PGA_MUH, max( PGA_M84th , PGA_MDLL ) ]
where
PGA_MUH = uniform-hazard peak ground acceleration
PGA_M84th = 84th-percentile peak ground acceleration
PGA_MDLL = deterministic lower limit spectral acceleration
The data are used to calculate the Maximum Considered Earthquake Geometric Mean (MCEG) peak ground acceleration (PGA) values of the 2020 NEHRP Recommended Seismic Provisions and 2022 ASCE/SEI 7 Standard.
2020
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publication date
3-6 years
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19.0
17.5
USGS Thesaurus
earthquakes
engineering sciences
hazards
seismology
standards
none
2020 NEHRP
2022 ASCE/SEI 7
Seismic
Risk
USGS Metadata Identifier
USGS:5e71c8a7e4b01d50926891b9
http://geonames.usgs.gov/
Puerto Rico
United States Virgin Islands
USA
United States
none
2020
2022
None
The data are not to be used for areas outside Puerto Rico and the U.S. Virgin Islands. Acknowledgment of the U.S. Geological Survey, National Seismic Hazard Mapping Project would be appreciated in products derived from these data.
Nicolas Luco
U.S. Geological Survey - Geologic Hazards Science Center
mailing address
Box 25046, MS 966
Denver
CO
80225
USA
303-273-8683
nluco@usgs.gov
Microsoft Windows 10
This data set is based on a seismological model. The following report provides information on quality assessment for the data set:
Mueller, C.S., Frankel, A.D., Petersen, M.D., and Leyendecker, E.V., 2003, Documentation for 2003 USGS Seismic Hazard Maps for Puerto Rico and the U.S. Virgin Islands: U.S. Geological Survey Open-File Report 2003–379. https://doi.org/10.3133/ofr03379
Grid points where the 84th-percentile (deterministic) peak ground accelerations were not calculated, were assigned a default value of NaN. This is true for all of grid points, and the NaN values imply the deterministic value is less than the deterministic lower limit.
Data outside the physical boundaries of Puerto Rico and the U.S. Virgin Islands have been included, although they should not be used.
The location of features is based on calculations of a seismological model for the study area. The location of each point is considered to be correct within the confines of computer accuracy.
The gridded data are based on the 2003 Seismic Hazard Model for Puerto Rico and the U.S. Virgin Islands. The uniform-hazard peak ground accelerations are calculated using a suite of hazard curves calculated for an equally spaced grid of points covering Puerto Rico and the U.S. Virgin Islands. The 84th-percentile peak ground accelerations are also derived from the hazard model. There are separate files for NEHRP site classes A, B, B/C, C, C/D, D, D/E, and E.
2015
Vector
Point
45451
0.01
0.01
Decimal degrees
D_WGS_1984
World Geodetic System 1984
6378137
298.257223563
PRVI-2003_Geomean-UHPGA_vs30=1500-siteClass=A_NEHRP-2020.csv
Uniform-hazard peak ground acceleration, geometric mean, NEHRP site class A (Vs30=150 m/s).
USGS
PRVI-2003_Geomean-84thPGA_vs30=1500-siteClass=A_NEHRP-2020.csv
84th-percentile peak ground acceleration, geometric mean, NEHRP site class A (Vs30=1500 m/s).
USGS
PRVI-2003_Geomean-UHPGA_vs30=1080-siteClass=B_NEHRP-2020.csv
Uniform-hazard peak ground acceleration, geometric mean, NEHRP site class B (Vs30=1080 m/s).
USGS
PRVI-2003_Geomean-84thPGA_vs30=1080-siteClass=B_NEHRP-2020.csv
84th-percentile peak ground acceleration, geometric mean, NEHRP site class B (Vs30=1080 m/s).
USGS
PRVI-2003_Geomean-UHPGA_vs30=760-siteClass=BC_NEHRP-2020.csv
Uniform-hazard peak ground acceleration, geometric mean, NEHRP site class B/C (Vs30=760 m/s).
USGS
PRVI-2003_Geomean-84thPGA_vs30=760-siteClass=BC_NEHRP-2020.csv
84th-percentile peak ground acceleration, geometric mean, NEHRP site class B/C (Vs30=760 m/s).
USGS
PRVI-2003_Geomean-UHPGA_vs30=530-siteClass=C_NEHRP-2020.csv
Uniform-hazard peak ground acceleration, geometric mean, NEHRP site class C (Vs30=530 m/s).
USGS
PRVI-2003_Geomean-84thPGA_vs30=530-siteClass=C_NEHRP-2020.csv
84th-percentile peak ground acceleration, geometric mean, NEHRP site class C (Vs30=530 m/s).
USGS
PRVI-2003_Geomean-UHPGA_vs30=365-siteClass=CD_NEHRP-2020.csv
Uniform-hazard peak ground acceleration, geometric mean, NEHRP site class C/D (Vs30=365 m/s).
USGS
PRVI-2003_Geomean-84thPGA_vs30=365-siteClass=CD_NEHRP-2020.csv
84th-percentile peak ground acceleration, geometric mean, NEHRP site class C/D (Vs30=365 m/s).
USGS
PRVI-2003_Geomean-UHPGA_vs30=260-siteClass=D_NEHRP-2020.csv
Uniform-hazard peak ground acceleration, geometric mean, NEHRP site class D (Vs30=260 m/s).
USGS
PRVI-2003_Geomean-84thPGA_vs30=260-siteClass=D_NEHRP-2020.csv
84th-percentile peak ground acceleration, geometric mean, NEHRP site class D (Vs30=260 m/s).
USGS
PRVI-2003_Geomean-UHPGA_vs30=185-siteClass=DE_NEHRP-2020.csv
Uniform-hazard peak ground acceleration, geometric mean, NEHRP site class D/E (Vs30=185 m/s).
USGS
PRVI-2003_Geomean-84thPGA_vs30=185-siteClass=DE_NEHRP-2020.csv
84th-percentile peak ground acceleration, geometric mean, NEHRP site class D/E (Vs30=185 m/s).
USGS
PRVI-2003_Geomean-UHPGA_vs30=150-siteClass=E_NEHRP-2020.csv
Uniform-hazard peak ground acceleration, geometric mean, NEHRP site class E (Vs30=150 m/s).
USGS
PRVI-2003_Geomean-84thPGA_vs30=150-siteClass=E_NEHRP-2020.csv
84th-percentile peak ground acceleration, geometric mean, NEHRP site class E (Vs30=150 m/s).
USGS
These files contain a grid of points. The first line is the header line. Subsequent lines contain the latitude and longitude of the point followed by the uniform-hazard peak ground acceleration, or 84th-percentile peak ground acceleration value for that single geographic point. Acceleration values are in units of g.
none
U.S. Geological Survey - ScienceBase
mailing address
Denver Federal Center, Building 810, Mail Stop 302
Lakewood
CO
80215
USA
1-888-275-8747
sciencebase@usgs.gov
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comma separated values
Gridded data used to determine maximum considered earthquake geometric mean peak ground accelerations for Puerto Rico and the U.S. Virgin Islands for the 2020 NEHRP Recommended Seismic Provisions and 2022 ASCE/SEI 7.
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https://doi.org/10.5066/P9I0R4O6
none
20210611
U.S. Geological Survey - Geologic Hazards Science Center
Ken Rukstales
mailing address
Box 25046, MS 966
Lakewood
CO
80225
USA
303-273-8677
ghsc_metadata@usgs.gov
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