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Southern Cascadia earthquake catalog 2014-July to 2015-October

Cite this dataset

Alongi, Travis (2021). Southern Cascadia earthquake catalog 2014-July to 2015-October [Dataset]. Dryad.


Fault coupling is vital in determining the amount of strain that is accumulated along faults. The magnitude and location of stored elastic strain energy in highly coupled regions has important implications for understanding the full range of slip behavior at plate boundary faults, as well as earthquake and tsunami hazards. We use the temporary dense amphibious array of seismometers offered by the Cascadia Initiative to create a high-resolution catalog of events to examine the spatio-temporal behavior of earthquakes near the plate interface. The data show that the plate interface updip of the geodetically locked region is nearly devoid of seismicity, therefore likely highly coupled and accumulating strain. The catalog reveals events that are clustered at the downdip edge of the highly coupled megathrust that correlate in time with nearby strain transient observations. Template matching of events in the cluster using permanent stations of the Northern California Seismic Network over a 10-year period between 2010-2020 indicates that this cluster is unique in space and time. Its activity only during the strain transient provides support for the utility of seismic observations in the identification of strain transients.


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