by A.F. Shakal and M.J. Huang
Shakal, A.F., Moh Huang (1990). The Strong Motion Instrumentation Program and Data Recorded During the Loma Prieta Earthquake. SMIP 1990
Seminar on Seismological and Engineering Implications of Recent Strong-Motion Data, p. 1-1 - 1-10.
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The purpose of the Strong Motion Instrumentation Program (SMIP) is to improve methods to protect California citizens and property from earthquake-induced structural hazards.
Toward this end, the program records strong earthquake shaking in structures and at ground response sites to obtain the data necessary for the improvement of seismic
design codes. SMIP also promotes and facilitates the improvement of seismic codes through data utilization projects. The SMIP 1990 Research Review Seminar is a
component of that effort. Several sets of data recorded during the Loma Prieta earthquake are the first measurements of the performance of several standard construction
types during moderate and strong earthquake shaking, and these records will be the subject of data utilization studies in 1990.