Strong motion earthquake recording in New Zealand

  • R. I. Skinner DSIR Physics and Engineering Laboratory, Lower Hutt, New Zealand
  • W. R. Stephenson DSIR Physics and Engineering Laboratory, Lower Hutt, New Zealand
  • R. T. Hefford DSIR Physics and Engineering Laboratory, Lower Hutt, New Zealand

Abstract

An extensive network of strong-motion accelerographs is installed on the ground throughout New Zealand and also in major structures. At present this system contains 77 three-component recorders and 74 two-component non-timebase recorders. Since severe earthquakes are rare, and their violence may be very different at nearby positions, the strong-motion earthquake records must be supplemented by seismological, geological and geophysical data in order to obtain adequate information for the design of earthquake-resistant structures.

References

Skinner, R. I., Duflou, P. C., Type M02 Accelerograph, Installation and Operating Manual. refer to manufacturer; Victoria Engineering Limited, Gregory Street, Lower Hutt, New Zealand.

Skinner, R. I., Duflou, P. C. J., 1965: New Strong-Motion Accelerographs, Proc. Third World Conference on Earthquake Engineering.

Published
1971-03-31
How to Cite
Skinner, R. I., Stephenson, W. R., & Hefford, R. T. (1971). Strong motion earthquake recording in New Zealand. Bulletin of the New Zealand Society for Earthquake Engineering, 4(1), 31-42. https://doi.org/10.5459/bnzsee.4.1.31-42
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