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Title
Accelerograms Recorded at Caltech during the Whittier Narrows. Earthquakes of October 1 and 4, 1987: A Preliminary Report.
File
PB91170100.pdf
Author(s)
Levine, M. B.; Beck, J. L.; Iwan, W. D.; Jennings, P. C.; Relles, R.
Source
National Science Foundation, Washington, DC., January 1988, 67 p.
Identifying Number(s)
EERL-88-01
Abstract
Accelerogram records were recovered from 12 stations of the California Institute of Technology strong-motion array following the Whittier Narrows earthquake of October 1, 1987 and its major aftershock on October 4, 1987. The report presents the unprocessed accelerograms as well as the seismological characteristics of these two events. The locations of the Caltech strong-motion stations are described in detail, and some preliminary results are deduced from the accelerograms. The damage produced in the Los Angeles area is also briefly described.
Keywords
Ground motion; Buildings; Earthquakes; Whittier Narrows Earthquake; Accelerograms; Structural response; California