Earthquake Loations

SDE Feature Class

Tags
location, geoscientificInformation, Earthquake epicenters, North Dakota, Earthquakes, environment

Description

This data has been compiled from various sources depicting the locations of earthquakes that have been confirmed to have occurred within the state of North Dakota. This data is from North Dakota Geological Survey Geologic Investigation 187, Earthquakes in North Dakota. Anderson, F.J., 2015. Additional information found in http://johnbluemle.com/13-earthquakes-in-north-dakota/


Summary

To show the location, magnitude, intensity, and estimated depth of confirmed earthquakes having epicentes within the border of North Dakota.

Credits

US Geological Survey, ND Geological Survey

Use limitations

The State of North Dakota has compiled this data according to conventional cartographic standards, using what is thought to be the most reliable information available. This data is intended to make results of research available at the earliest possible date, but is not intended to constitute final or formal publication. The State of North Dakota makes every effort to provide virus-free files but does not guarantee uncorrupted files. The State of North Dakota does not guarantee this data to be free from errors, inaccuracies, or viruses, and disclaims any responsibility or liability for interpretations or decisions based on this data.

Metadata 

Topics and Keywords 

Themes or categories of the resource  geoscientificInformation, location, environment


*Content type  Downloadable Data


Place keywords  North Dakota

Theme keywords  location, geoscientificInformation, Earthquake epicenters, Earthquakes, environment

Citation 

Title Earthquake Loations
Publication date 2010-01-01 00:00:00
Revision date 2017-11-20 00:00:00


Presentation formats* digital map


Series
Name Geologic Investigations
Issue 94

Citation Contacts 

Responsible party
Individual's name Navin Thapa
Organization's name North Dakota Geological Survey
Contact's position GIS Specialist
Contact's role  custodian


Resource Details 

Dataset languages  English (UNITED STATES)
Dataset character set  utf8 - 8 bit UCS Transfer Format


Status  completed
Spatial representation type* vector


Supplemental information
This data originated from Anderson, F.J., 2010, Earthquakes in North Dakota, North Dakota Geological Survey Geologic Investigations, No. 94. and from http://earthquake.usgs.gov/earthquakes/search/.  Additional info is here: http://www.thedickinsonpress.com/news/north-dakota/3701397-unlike-other-oil-producing-states-nd-experiences-little-or-no-seismic 

*Processing environment  Version 6.2 (Build 9200) ; Esri ArcGIS 10.4.1.5686


Credits
US Geological Survey, ND Geological Survey


Extents 

Extent
Description
publication date

Extent
Geographic extent
Bounding rectangle
Extent type  Extent used for searching
*West longitude -104.032000
*East longitude -100.041000
*North latitude 48.999787
*South latitude 46.000000
*Extent contains the resource Yes

Extent in the item's coordinate system
*West longitude -104.032000
*East longitude -100.041000
*South latitude 46.000000
*North latitude 48.999787
*Extent contains the resource Yes

Resource Points of Contact 

Point of contact
Individual's name Navin Thapa
Organization's name North Dakota Geological Survey
Contact's position GIS Specialist
Contact's role  custodian


Resource Maintenance 

Resource maintenance
Update frequency  as needed


Resource Constraints 

Legal constraints
Limitations of use
The State of North Dakota has compiled this data according to conventional cartographic standards, using what is thought to be the most reliable information available. This data is intended to make results of research available at the earliest possible date, but is not intended to constitute final or formal publication. The State of North Dakota makes every effort to provide virus-free files but does not guarantee uncorrupted files. The State of North Dakota does not guarantee this data to be free from errors, inaccuracies, or viruses, and disclaims any responsibility or liability for interpretations or decisions based on this data.

Constraints
Limitations of use

The State of North Dakota has compiled this data according to conventional cartographic standards, using what is thought to be the most reliable information available. This data is intended to make results of research available at the earliest possible date, but is not intended to constitute final or formal publication. The State of North Dakota makes every effort to provide virus-free files but does not guarantee uncorrupted files. The State of North Dakota does not guarantee this data to be free from errors, inaccuracies, or viruses, and disclaims any responsibility or liability for interpretations or decisions based on this data.


Spatial Reference 

ArcGIS coordinate system
*Type Geographic
*Geographic coordinate reference GCS_North_American_1983
*Coordinate reference details
Geographic coordinate system
Well-known identifier 4269
X origin -400
Y origin -400
XY scale 999999999.99999988
Z origin 0
Z scale 1
M origin 0
M scale 1
XY tolerance 8.98315284119521e-009
Z tolerance 0.001
M tolerance 0.001
High precision true
Left longitude -180
Latest well-known identifier 4269
Well-known text GEOGCS["GCS_North_American_1983", DATUM["D_North_American_1983", SPHEROID["GRS_1980", 6378137.0, 298.257222101]], PRIMEM["Greenwich", 0.0], UNIT["Degree", 0.0174532925199433], AUTHORITY["EPSG", 4269]]

Reference system identifier
*Value 4269
*Codespace EPSG
*Version 6.12(3.0.1)


Spatial Data Properties 

Scale Range

Maximum (zoomed in)  1:5,000
Minimum (zoomed out)  1:150,000,000
Vector
*Level of topology for this dataset  geometry only


Geometric objects
Feature class name NDHUB.EarthquakeLocations
*Object type  point
*Object count 13



ArcGIS Feature Class Properties
Feature class name NDHUB.EarthquakeLocations
*Feature type Simple
*Geometry type Point
*Has topology FALSE
*Feature count 13
*Spatial index TRUE
*Linear referencing FALSE



Data Quality 

Lineage 

Lineage statement
Data obtained from the ND Geological Survey and from http://earthquake.usgs.gov/earthquakes/search/

Process step
Description
North Dakota Geological Survey Geologist: Fred J. Anderson. The investigating geologist compiled the data concerning earthquake data from various sources: Anderson, F.J., 2009, Earthquake in the Earth's Crust Recorded in North Dakota, North Dakota Department of Mineral Resources Geo News, Vol. 36, No. 2, pp. 14-16. Coffman, J.L., and Cloud, W.K., 1984, United States Earthquakes, 1968, United States Geological Survey, Open-File Report 84-968, p. 15. Reagor, B.G., Stover, C.W., and Algermissen, S.T., 1981, Seismicity Map of the State of North Dakota, U.S. Geological Survey, Miscellaneous Field Studies Map, MF-1326, 1:1,000,000. Stickney, M., 2009, Hypocentral Solution and Documentation Related to Earthquake Occurance in Northwestern North, Dakota: Electronic Communication, Earthquake Studies Office, Montana Bureau of Mines and Geology, Montana Tech of the University of Montana, Butte, MT. Stover, C.W., 1985, United States Earthquakes, 1982, U.S. Geological Survey, Bulletin No. 1655, p. 92. Stover, C.W., and Coffman, J.L., 1993, Seismictiy of the United States, 1568-1989 (Revised), U.S. Geological Survey, Professional Paper 1527, pp. 325-326. USGS, 2010, U.S. Geological Survey Earthquake Data Base, National Earthquake Information Center, http://neic.usgs.gov The locations in this layer are only locations that can be confirmed from the source data. The following data, for each location, has been included within this layer: Magnitude: magnitude estimated (e) from reported Modified Mercalli Intensity Values Intensity: Modified Mercalli Earthquake Intensity value reported Date: Date of Earthquake Depth: Calculated Depth to Earthquake, reported in miles and (kilometers). U indicates depth Undetermined nd_name: Nearest City or Town Longitude/Latitude of approximate location of earthquake epicenter



Process contact
Individual's name Elroy L. Kadrmas
Organization's name North Dakota Geolgical Survey
Contact's position GIS Specialist
Contact's role  processor


Contact information
Phone
Voice 701-328-8003
Fax 701-328-8010

Address
e-mail addressekadrmas@nd.gov

Hours of service
08:00 am to 05:00 pm

Contact instructions
If no answer at contact voice telephone and immediate contact is required, contact telephone number 701-328-8000.





Source data
Source citation
Responsible party
Organization's name North Dakota Geological Survey
Contact's role  originator






Distribution 

Distributor
Contact information
Individual's name Elroy Kadrmas
Organization's name North Dakota Geological Survey
Contact's position GIS Specialist
Contact's role  distributor


Contact information
Phone
Voice 701-328-8003
Fax 701-328-8010

Address
Type both
Delivery point 600 East Boulevard Ave
Delivery point 1016 East Calgary Avenue
City Bismarck
Administrative area North Dakota
Postal code 58505
Country US
e-mail addressekadrmas@nd.gov

Hours of service
08:00 am - 05:00 pm

Contact instructions
If no answer at contact voice telephone and immediate contact is required, contact telephone number 701-328-8000.





Distribution format
Version User Definable
*Name SDE Feature Class


Transfer options
Online source

Fields 

Details for object NDHUB.EarthquakeLocations 
*Type Feature Class
*Row count 13


Field OBJECTID
 
*Alias OBJECTID
*Data type OID
*Width 4
*Precision 10
*Scale 0
*Field description
Internal feature number.

*Description source
ESRI

*Description of values
Sequential unique whole numbers that are automatically generated.





Field Shape
 
*Alias SHAPE
*Data type Geometry
*Width 4
*Precision 0
*Scale 0
*Field description
Feature geometry.

*Description source
ESRI

*Description of values
Coordinates defining the features.





Field Longitude
 
*Alias Longitude
*Data type Double
*Width 8
*Precision 10
*Scale 3
Field description
approximate location of earthquake epicenter



Field Latitude
 
*Alias Latitude
*Data type Double
*Width 8
*Precision 10
*Scale 3
Field description
approximate location of earthquake epicenter



Field EventDate
 
*Alias Event_Date
*Data type Date
*Width 8
*Precision 0
*Scale 0
Field description
Date of Earthquake



Field Magnitude
 
*Alias Magnitude
*Data type Double
*Width 8
*Precision 10
*Scale 3
Field description
magnitude estimated (e) from reported Modified Mercalli Intensity Values



Field intensity
 
*Alias Intensity
*Data type String
*Width 10
*Precision 0
*Scale 0
Field description
Modified Mercalli Earthquake Intensity Value reported



Field depth
 
*Alias Depth
*Data type String
*Width 15
*Precision 0
*Scale 0
Field description
Calculated Depth of Earthquake reported in miles and  (kilometers); U indicates depth Undetermined



Field YEAR_OCCURRED
 
*Alias Year_Occurred
*Data type SmallInteger
*Width 2
*Precision 4
*Scale 0




Field Location
 
*Alias Location
*Data type String
*Width 20
*Precision 0
*Scale 0
Field description
Nearest City or Town





References 

Aggregate Information
Association type  cross reference


Aggregate resource name
Responsible party
Organization's name North Dakota Geological Survey
Contact's role  originator




Metadata Details 

Metadata language English (UNITED STATES)
Metadata character set  utf8 - 8 bit UCS Transfer Format


Scope of the data described by the metadata  dataset
Scope name* dataset


*Last update 2017-11-29


ArcGIS metadata properties
Metadata format ArcGIS 1.0
Standard or profile used to edit metadata ISO19139


Created in ArcGIS for the item 2010-12-06 08:54:07
Last modified in ArcGIS for the item 2017-11-29 11:51:13


Automatic updates
Have been performed Yes
Last update 2017-11-29 11:44:18


Metadata Contacts 

Metadata contact
Individual's name Navin Thapa
Organization's name North Dakota Geological Survey
Contact's position GIS Specialist
Contact's role  custodian