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Empirical prediction of strong ground motion

January 1, 1993

In 1982, we published equations for the prediction of various measures of ground motion as a function of earthquake magnitude, distance from the earthquake rupture, and site geology. Many more strong-motion recordings have been obtained since we published our equations. The predictions of the ground motions from our published equations are in reasonable agreement with the peak accelerations from the new data. The increased number of data, however, allow us to refine our predictions for some regions of magnitude and distance space, and perhaps for other variables.

Publication Year 1993
Title Empirical prediction of strong ground motion
Authors David M. Boore, William B. Joyner
Publication Type Conference Paper
Publication Subtype Conference Paper
Index ID 70018294
Record Source USGS Publications Warehouse