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The Strong Motion Instrumentation Program and Data Recorded During the Loma Prieta Earthquake

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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Abstract

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.