Relations between some horizontal-component ground-motion intensity measures used in practice

David M. Boore, Tadahiro Kishida

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Abstract

Various measures using the two horizontal components of recorded ground motions have been used in a number of studies that derive ground-motion prediction equations and construct maps of shaking intensity. We update relations between a number of these measures, including those in Boore et al. (2006) and Boore (2010), using the large and carefully constructed global database of ground motions from crustal earthquakes in active tectonic regions developed as part of the Pacific Earthquake Engineering Research Center–Next Generation Attenuation-West2 project. The ratios from the expanded datasets generally agree to within a few percent of the previously published ratios. We also provide some ratios that were not considered before, some of which will be useful in applications such as constructing Shake- Maps. Finally, we compare two important ratios with those from a large central and eastern North American database and from many records from subduction earthquakes in Japan and Taiwan. In general, the ratios from these regions are within several percent of those from crustal earthquakes in active tectonic regions.

Original languageBritish English
Pages (from-to)334-343
Number of pages10
JournalBulletin of the Seismological Society of America
Volume107
Issue number1
DOIs
StatePublished - Feb 2017

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