• AACSE earthquake catalog: May-September, 2018

      Ruppert, Natalia A.; Barcheck, Grace; Abers, Geoffrey A. (2020-10)
      The Alaska Amphibious Community Seismic Experiment (AACSE) comprised 75 ocean bottom seismometers and 30 land stations and covered about 650 km along the segment of the subduction zone that includes Kodiak Island, the Alaska Peninsula and the Shumagin Islands between May, 2018 and September, 2019 (Barcheck et al., 2020). This unprecedented dataset has the potential to support a greatly enhanced earthquake catalog by both increasing the number of detected earthquakes and improving the accuracy of their source parameters. We use all available regional and AACSE campaign seismic data to compile an enhanced earthquake catalog for the region between Kodiak and Shumagin Islands including Alaska Peninsula (51-59N, 148-163W). We apply the same processing and reporting standards to additional picks and seismic events as the Alaska Earthquake Center currently use for compilation of the authoritative regional earthquake catalog. This release includes earthquake catalogs for the time period between May 12 and Septembr 30, 2018 (409 events in May, 616 in June, 578 in July, 522 in August, and 604 in September). We include monthly CSS database tables and quakeml files. The data analysis is ongoing and more catalogs will be released in the near future.