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Strong ground motion observations of engineering interest from the 14 November 2016 Mw7.8 Kaikōura, New Zealand earthquake


Medium: journal article
Language(s): en 
Published in: Bulletin of the New Zealand Society for Earthquake Engineering, , n. 2, v. 50
Page(s): 85-93
DOI: 10.5459/bnzsee.50.2.85-93

This paper provides a brief discussion of observed strong ground motions from the 14 November 2016 Mw7.8 Kaikōura earthquake. Specific attention is given to examining observations in the near-source region where several ground motions exceeding 1.0g horizontal are recorded, as well as up to 2.7g in the vertical direction at one location. Ground motion response spectra in the near-source, North Canterbury, Marlborough and Wellington regions are also examined and compared with design levels. Observed spectral amplitudes are also compared with predictions from empirical and physics-based ground motion modelling.

Copyright: © 2017 Brendon A. Bradley, Hoby N.T. Razafindrakoto, M. Ahsan Nazer

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