Natural Hazards Risk and Resiliency Research Center (NHR3)

Fault Displacement Hazard Initiative


Next-Generation Fault Displacement Hazard Models Workshop, Summer/Fall 2019

We are planning a one-day workshop to assemble an interdisciplinary group of researchers actively contributing datasets, analytical methods, models, and simulations pertaining to surface fault displacements, with emphasis on collecting and incorporating measurements of permanent off-fault deformation in Probabilistic Fault Displacement Hazard Analysis (PFDHA). The workshop will aim to provide a structured forum to help initiate interdisciplinary collaboration for collecting, analyzing, and modeling data bearing on total (on-fault and off-fault) coseismic displacements. It will also be an opportunity for researchers assembling fault displacement databases to present interim results, distribute preliminary database versions to community analysts, and improve future database versions via collaborative efforts to establish dataset needs and reporting conventions for on-fault and off-fault deformation measurements.


We presented a poster at the 2019 Seismological Society of America Annual Meeting in Seattle on our new database. Read the submitted abstract here and see our poster here.

Working Meetings

Check back soon for summaries of our recent working group meetings.


We are excited to be collaborating with researchers from INQUA-TERPRO-IGF on their global fault displacements project (“SURE”). Stay up-to-date on their progress here.