TASK 22 consisted of two separate investigations into extreme ground motions due to seismic events, Subtask 1 and Subtask 2. Subtask 1 included 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. Subtask 2 surveyed recorded ground motions from around the world, with the aim to draw general conclusions from these as to the conditions where extreme ground motions are observed. Recommendations for research concerning extreme ground motions were presented by Hanks et al. (2004 a,b). Preliminary results and feasibility conclusions were presented in a synthesis report by Brune et al. (2007, Synthesis Report).
Earthquake hazard analysis; Earthquake zones ; Faults (Geology); Geomorphology; Nevada – Yucca Mountain; Rockslides
Earth Sciences | Geophysics and Seismology | Tectonics and Structure
Anderson, J. G.,
Brune, J. N.,
Daemen, J. J.,
Final report: Task 22 — Extreme ground motion studies.
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