Probabilities of large earthquakes occurring in California on the San Andreas Fault

TitleProbabilities of large earthquakes occurring in California on the San Andreas Fault
Publication TypeReport
Year of Publication1988
AuthorsAgnew DC, Allen CR, Cluff LS, Dieterich JH, Ellsworth WL, Keeney RL, Lindh AG, Nishenko SP, Schwartz DP, Sieh KE, Thatcher WR, Wesson RL
InstitutionUG Geological Survey
Report Number88-398
Abstract

Because of increased public interest and concern about expected losses from future earthquakes in California, the National Earthquake Prediction Evaluation Council recommended that the probability of occurrence of large (magnitude 7 or greater) earthquakes in California be evaluated. In response to this recommendation, the U.S. Geological Survey formed the Working Group on California Earthquake Probabilities.