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Global Significant Earthquake Database, 2150 BC to present

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        individualName:  Paula Dunbar
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            title:  Global Significant Earthquake Database, 2150 BC to present
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                date:  1972-01-01
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                  Anchor:  DOI doi:10.7289/V5TD9V7K
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                individualName:  Paula Dunbar
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        abstract:  The Significant Earthquake Database is a global listing of over 5,700 earthquakes from 2150 BC to the present. A significant earthquake is classified as one that meets at least one of the following criteria: caused deaths, caused moderate damage (approximately $1 million or more), magnitude 7.5 or greater, Modified Mercalli Intensity (MMI) X or greater, or the earthquake generated a tsunami. The database provides information on the date and time of occurrence, latitude and longitude, focal depth, magnitude, maximum MMI intensity, and socio-economic data such as the total number of casualties, injuries, houses destroyed, and houses damaged, and $ dollage damage estimates. References, political geography, and additional comments are also provided for each earthquake. If the earthquake was associated with a tsunami or volcanic eruption, it is flagged and linked to the related tsunami event or significant volcanic eruption.
        purpose:  These data are necessary for earthquake hazard assessments and mitigation efforts.
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                    postalCode:  80305-3328
                    country:  USA
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                    electronicMailAddress:  haz.info@noaa.gov
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            keyword:  Earth Science > Interior & Crust
            keyword:  Earth Science > Solid Earth > Seismology > Earthquake Occurrences
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            otherConstraints:  Cite as: National Geophysical Data Center / World Data Service (NGDC/WDS): Global Significant Earthquake Database. National Geophysical Data Center, NOAA. doi:10.7289/V5TD9V7K [access date]
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            otherConstraints:  While every effort has been made to ensure that these data are accurate and reliable within the limits of the current state of the art, NOAA cannot assume liability for any damages caused by any errors or omissions in the data, nor as a result of the failure of the data to function on a particular system. NOAA makes no warranty, expressed or implied, nor does the fact of distribution constitute such a warranty.
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                individualName:  Paula Dunbar
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                        administrativeArea:  CO
                        postalCode:  80305-3328
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                description:  The database contains information for each earthquake such as the date, time, location, focal depth, magnitude, intensity, and socio-economic data including the total number of fatalities, injuries, houses damaged, and houses destroyed and $ dollar damage estimates if available. If the earthquake was associated with a tsunami or volcanic eruption, it is flagged and linked to the related tsunami event or significant volcanic eruption.
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