Ground-Motion Prediction Equations (GMPEs) from a Global Dataset: The PEERNGA Equations

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Part of the Geotechnical, Geological, and Earthquake Engineering book series (GGEE, volume 14)

Abstract

The PEER NGA ground-motion prediction equation s (GMPEs) were derived by five developer teams over several years, resulting in five sets of GMPEs. The teams used various subsets of a global database of ground motions and metadata from shallow earthquakes in tectonically active regions in the development of the equations. Since their publication, the predicted motions from these GMPEs have been compared with data from various parts of the world – data that largely were not used in the development of the GMPEs. The comparisons suggest that the NGA GMPEs are applicable globally for shallow earthquakes in tectonically active regions.

Keywords

Ground Motion Hanging Wall Site Response Italian Data Next Generation Attenuation 
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Notes

Acknowledgments

I thank Jon Stewart for providing the data used to construct Fig. 1.12, Sinan Akkar and Erol Kalkan for reviews of the paper, and Ken Campbell and Yousef Bozorgnia for material that helped in preparing this paper.

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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.U.S. Geological Survey (MS977)Menlo ParkUSA

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