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CSMIP Near-Real-Time Strong Motion Monitoring System: Rapid Data Recovery and Processing for Event Response

by A.F. Shakal, C.D. Peterson, A.B. Cramlet and R.B. Darragh

Shakal, A.F., C.D. Peterson, A.B. Cramlet and R.B. Darragh (1995). CSMIP Near-Real-Time Strong Motion Monitoring System: Rapid Data Recovery and Processing for Event Response. SMIP95 Seminar on Seismological and Engineering Implications of Recent Strong-Motion Data, p. 1 - 10.

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Abstract

Recent developments in accelerographic instruments and communication technology have made possible significant advances in the monitoring and reporting of earthquake strong motion. The California Strong Motion Instrumentation Program (CSMIP) has developed and implemented an economical system for near-real-time data recovery from strong-motion stations in its network. The system can guide earthquake response and provide shaking data rapidly to emergency responders, engineers and seismologists. The system has extensive redundancy and can be easily expanded as more stations are added. The data recovered are automatically processed to produce the ground motion parameters most useful for engineering assessment of the earthquake impact. Distribution channels for the rapid strong-motion information continue to be developed and will include local and state emergency response officials as well as earthquake seismology and engineering agencies.