This data set is used to analyze the global activity level of strong earthquakes (Mw 5) in the past 30 years, and to present it spatially. It can be used to obtain the distribution areas of strong earthquakes with high frequency and activity level in recent years. By comparing the distribution of strong earthquakes in 2018 with that in 1989-2018, the distribution characteristics of global strong earthquakes in 2018 are obtained. The original data of strong earthquakes are from USGS, and the local density is calculated as frequency information. The magnitudes of all earthquake cases are interpolated globally, and then the frequency and magnitude are multiplied as the activity level of strong earthquakes. The data set is in TIff format with a spatial resolution of about 80 km. The data set can provide a reference for the analysis of strong earthquake activity level on the global scale, and is helpful for the analysis of global earthquake risk and the construction of earthquake prevention and disaster reduction system.
Chen Jin, Tang Hong, Wu Jianjun, Zhou Hongmin
The data includes earthquakes at various levels across the country from 2300 BC to 2005 AD. There are a total of more than 330,000 catalogs, each of which includes earthquake time, epicenter longitude, epicenter latitude, focal depth, positioning accuracy, and magnitude. This data was first released by the National Seismological Bureau. The China Earthquake Catalog contains a Mapinfo layer (Total_0510Time) and files with the extensions .TAB, .MAP, .DAT, .ID. Their functions are as follows: TAB: the main file, including the table data structure and entity data format fields; MAP: a geographic data file containing map objects; ID: the index file of the graphic object file (MAP); DAT: Form data file.
China Earthquake Administration, MA Jin