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Global Earthquake Hazard Distribution - Peak Ground Acceleration

Global Earthquake Hazard Distribution-peak ground acceleration is a 2.5 minute grid of global earthquake hazards developed using Global Seismic Hazard Program (GSHAP) data that incorporate expert opinion in predicting localities where there exists a 10 percent chance of exceeding a peak ground acceleration (pga) of 2 meters per second per second (approximately one-fifth of surface gravitational acceleration) in a 50 year time span. For the purpose of identifying hazard hotspots, values of 2 meters per second per second and less were excluded from analysis. The resulting ranges of pga values were classified into deciles, 10 classes of approximately an equal number of grid cells. This data set is the result of collaboration among the Columbia University Center for Hazards and Risk Research (CHRR) and Columbia University Center for International Earth Science Information Network (CIESIN).
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