Seismic risk analysis based on strain energy accumulation in focal region

M. Suzuki, Y. Ozaka

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Abstract

The paper proposes a stochastic method for evaluating the magnitude of future earthquakes taking account of nonstationarity in earthquake occurrence. The strain energy accumulation in the focal region was estimated by means of the earthquake data of the past 100 years in Japan. The distributions of maximum ground acceleration were derived by means of the attenuation law. The distributions of maximum ground acceleration fit the type III extreme value distributions and the expected values of those distributions depend on the strain energy accumulation significantly. Finally, it is pointed out that the nonstationarity in earthquake occurrence should be taken into consideration in order to evaluate the earthquake load in design. -from Authors

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)421-434
Number of pages14
JournalJournal of Research - National Institute of Standards & Technology
Volume99
Issue number4
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 1994 Jan 1

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  • Engineering(all)

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