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Characteristics of the Strong Ground Motion Recorded During the October 15, 1979 Imperial Valley Earthquake

Author/Creator:
Rodriguez-Minondo, C (Author)
Date created:
1984-04
Type of resource:
Text
Genre:
Technical report
Format:
Book
Abstract:
On October 15, 1979 an earthquake of local magnitude 6.6 was triggered on the Imperial Fault. The epicenter was located 5 kms south of the U.S.-Mexico border. The Imperial Fault has been seismically active for years. The last major event was the 1940 El Centro Earthquake. A substantial number of strong motion accelerograms were recorded during this most recent event, providing an ideal data base to study near-field ground motion. This work investigates the character of the strong motion during this earthquake. A study is undertaken that considers various means of characterizing the intensity of ground shaking and the methods used to describe their behavior.
Preferred Citation:
Rodriguez-Minondo, C. (1984). Characteristics of the Strong Ground Motion Recorded During the October 15, 1979 Imperial Valley Earthquake. John A. Blume Earthquake Engineering Center Technical Report 53. Stanford Digital Repository. Available at: http://purl.stanford.edu/kx448vq5614
Collection:
John A. Blume Earthquake Engineering Center Technical Report Series
Related item:
John A. Blume Earthquake Engineering Center
Subject:
ground motions
soil
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