This project consists of two separate investigations into extreme ground motions due to seismic events. First, it includes field studies of geological formations that should put an upper bound on extreme ground motions that have happened at the site of the formations. The locations are critically selected to provide the most effective constraints possible on the validity of the probabilistic seismic hazard analysis for Yucca Mountain. Second, this project surveys recorded ground motions from around the world, and aims to draw general conclusions from these as to the conditions where extreme ground motions are observed.
Earthquake hazard analysis; Earthquakes; Nevada – Yucca Mountain
Earth Sciences | Geophysics and Seismology
Anderson, J. G.,
Brune, J. N.,
Smiecinski, A. J.,
Keeler, R. E.
Extreme Ground Motion Studies.
Available at: http://digitalscholarship.unlv.edu/yucca_mtn_pubs/108