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A Selection of Important Strong Motion Earthquake Records.
Lee, D. M.; Jennings, P. C.; Housner, G. W.
National Science Foundation, Washington, DC. Engineering and Applied Science., January 1980, 311 p.
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This report comprises a collection of data on 45 strong and/or historically important earthquake-generated ground and building motions. These data are presented as accelerogram and integrated velocity and displacement time histories. Linear, absolute acceleration, relative velocity, and relative displacement response spectra are given for all the ground motions presented. Since a major aim was to allow comparisons of different ground motions, the time history and response spectra plots were plotted, wherever possible, to fixed vertical and horizontal scales. A short introduction is given to earthquake recording instruments and recording networks using these devices. The sources from which the data in this report were drawn are identified and information given to enable one to obtain printed copies or magnetic tape copies of these data or any of the other earthquake data recorded in the U.S.
Dynamic response; Ground motion; Buildings; Earthquake engineering; Seismographs; Earthquakes; Earth movements; Seismograms; Accelerometers; Seismometers