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Advancing Science | 10 Jan 2013

Relocating Earthquakes

One of the tasks of the ISC-GEM project for creating a global instrumental (historical) catalogue was to re-evaluate all earthquake events, according to the latest techniques. This resulted in quite a number of events being having their epicenter relocated, and in some cases this has signifcant consequences, such as in the case of Taipei. Now that the 1909 earthquake has been relocated just north of the city, a city with many highrise buildings, cultural heritage and a total of 2.6 million inhabitants, its risk has increased.

Hiroo Kanamori, Willie Lee (participant of the ISC-GEM instrumental catalogue project and Kuo-Fong Ma (on GEM's Governing Board), recently published a paper about it.

collaboration, relocation, risk, taipei