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Title
Loma Prieta, California, Earthquake of October 17, 1989. Earth Structures and Engineering Characterization of Ground Motion.
File
PB99129975.pdf
Author(s)
Holzer, T. L.
Source
January 1998, 86 p.
Identifying Number(s)
USGS-PP-1552-D
Abstract
;Contents: Introduction; Performance of earth dams during the Loma Prieta earthquake; Analysis of soil-nailed excavations stability during the 1989 Loma Prieta earthquake; Empirical analysis of peak horizontal acceleration, peak horizontal velocity, and modified mercalli intensity; and Attenuation of vertical and horizontal response spectra of the Loma Prieta earthquake.
Keywords
Earthquake damage; Ground motion; Damage assessment; Earthquake engineering; Earth dams; Soil-structure interactions; Acceleration; Loma Prieta Earthquake; Seismic effects; Seismic events; Seismic velocity; Central Region (California); Engineering structures; Excavation; Peak values; Seismic waves