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Earthquake Research and Analysis

New Frontiers in Seismology

Edited by Sebastiano D'Amico

University of Malta, Malta

The study of earthquakes combines science, technology and expertise in infrastructure and engineering in an effort to minimize human and material losses when their occurrence is inevitable. This book is devoted to various aspects of earthquake research and analysis, from theoretical advances to practical applications. Different sections are dedicated to ground motion studies and seismic site characterization, with regard to mitigation of the risk from earthquake and ensuring the safety of the buildings under earthquake loading. The ultimate goal of the book is to encourage discussions and future research to improve hazard assessments, dissemination of earthquake engineering data and, ultimately, the seismic provisions of building codes.

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Earthquake Research and AnalysisNew Frontiers in SeismologyEdited by Sebastiano D'Amico

Published: January 27th 2012

DOI: 10.5772/2458

ISBN: 978-953-307-840-3

eBook (PDF) ISBN: 978-953-51-4936-1

Copyright year: 2012

Books open for chapter submissions

34060 Total Chapter Downloads

17 Crossref Citations

32 Web of Science Citations

38 Dimensions Citations


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1. Strong Ground Motion Estimation

By Daniel R.H. O’Connell, Jon. P. Ake, Fabian Bonilla, Pengcheng Liu, Roland LaForge and Dean Ostenaa


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2. Prediction of High-Frequency Ground Motion Parameters Based on Weak Motion Data

By Sebastiano D’Amico, Aybige Akinci, Luca Malagnini and Pauline Galea


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3. Application of Empirical Green's Functions in Earthquake Source, Wave Propagation and Strong Ground Motion Studies

By Lawrence Hutchings and Gisela Viegas


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4. Seismic Source Characterization for Future Earthquakes

By Jorge Aguirre Gonzales, Alejandro Ramirez-Gaytán,Carlos I. Huerta-López and Cecilia Rosado-Trillo


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5. Evaluation of Linear and Nonlinear Site Effects for the MW 6.3, 2009 L’Aquila Earthquake

By C. Nunziata, M.R. Costanzo, F. Vaccari and G.F. Panza


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6. Active and Passive Experiments for S-Wave Velocity Measurements in Urban Areas

By C. Nunziata, G. De Nisco and M.R. Costanzo


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7. Site-Specific Seismic Analyses Procedures for Framed Buildings for Scenario Earthquakes Including the Effect of Depth of Soil Stratum

By P. Kamatchi, G.V. Ramana, A.K. Nagpal and Nagesh R. Iyer


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8. Microtremor HVSR Study of Site Effects in Bursa City (Northern Marmara Region, Turkey)

By Elcin Gok and Orhan Polat


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9. Revisions to Code Provisions for Site Effects and Soil-Structure Interaction in Mexico

By J. Avilés and L.E. Pérez-Rocha


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10. Influence of Nonlinearity of Soil Response on Characteristics of Ground Motion

By Olga Pavlenko


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11. Intraplate Seismicity and Seismic Hazard: The Gulf of Bothnia Area in Northern Europe Revisited

By Päivi Mäntyniemi


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12. Probabilistic Method to Estimate Design Accelerograms in Seville and Granada Based on Uniform Seismic Hazard Response Spectra

By José Luis de Justo, Antonio Morales-Esteban, Francisco Martínez-Álvarez and J. M. Azañón


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13. Development of On-Site Earthquake Early Warning System for Taiwan

By Chu-Chieh J. Lin, Pei-Yang Lin, Tao-Ming Chang, Tzu-Kun Lin, Yuan-Tao Weng, Kuo-Chen Chang and Keh-Chyuan Tsai


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14. Extracting Earthquake Induced Coherent Soil Mass Movements

By Kazuo Konagai, Zaheer Abbas Kazmi and Yu Zhao


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