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Guidelines for Utilizing Strong-Motion and ShakeMap Data in Post-Earthquake Response: An Overview

by Christopher Rojahn, Craig Comartin and Stephanie King

Rojahn, Christopher, Craig Comartin and Stephanie King (2002). Guidelines for Utilizing Strong-Motion and ShakeMap Data in Post-Earthquake Response: An Overview. SMIP02 Seminar on Utilization of Strong-Motion Data, p. 21 - 30.

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Abstract

The ATC-54 Report, Guidelines for Using Strong-Motion Data for Postearthquake Response and Postearthquake Structural Evaluation, under preparation by the Applied Technology Council for the California Division of Mines and Geology, provides guidance on (1) the use of near-real-time computer-generated ground- motion maps in emergency response, and (2) the use and interpretation of strong-motion data to evaluate the earthquake response of buildings, bridges, and dams in the immediate postearthquake aftermath. Guidance is also provided on the collection of data describing the characteristics and performance of structures in which, or near which, strong-motion data have been recorded.