INFLUENCE OF FAULTING ON EARTHQUAKE ATTENUATION

The observation of earthquake isoseismals and iso-acceleration contours suggests that faulting has a significant influence on earthquake attenuation. The fault mechanism and the extent of fault rupture influence the distribution of intensity and the resulting damage. Mathematical formulations are proposed to correlate earthquake peak accelaration and distance for different types of faulting. Data from several historical events are used as examples. /Author/

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  • Features: Figures; References; Tables;
  • Pagination: p. 290-307

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  • Accession Number: 00179751
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Report/Paper Numbers: Proceeding
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Oct 12 1978 12:00AM