Guidelines for Using Strong-Motion Data and Shakemaps in Postearthquake Response

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The ATC-54 report, Guidelines for Using Strong-Motion Data and Shakemaps in Postearthquake Response, was funded by the California Strong Motion Instrumentation Program (CSMIP) of the California Geological Survey. (Published 2005, 238 pages)

ABSTRACT: The report addresses two main topics: (1) effective means for using computer-generated ground motion maps (ShakeMaps) in postearthquake emergency response; and (2) procedures for rapidly evaluating (on a near-real-time basis) strong-motion data from ground sites and instrumented buildings, bridges, and dams to determine the potential for earthquake-induced damage in those structures.

The document also provides guidance on the form, type, and extent of data to be collected from structures in the vicinity of strong-motion recordings, and pertinent supplemental information, including guidance on replacement of strong-motion instruments in/on and near buildings, bridges, and dams.

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