Peak ground accelerations recorded in the 1968 Inangahua earthquake and some attenuation implications

  • David J. Dowrick GNS Science, Lower Hutt, New Zealand
  • S. Sritharan GNS Science, Lower Hutt, New Zealand

Abstract

The Ms 7.4 1968 Inangahua earthquake was the largest New Zealand earthquake to have occurred from 1934 to 1992. The valuable strong motion data obtained on scratchplate acceleroscopes has not previously been adequately described. Filling that information gap, this paper lists the re-evaluated peak ground accelerations and examines their attenuation properties. It is shown that the accelerations from this event are much stronger over a wide range of source distances than those obtained using attenuation models for the western USA. Similar results have been found for a number of more recent New Zealand events in another study.

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Published
1993-09-30
How to Cite
Dowrick, D. J., & Sritharan, S. (1993). Peak ground accelerations recorded in the 1968 Inangahua earthquake and some attenuation implications. Bulletin of the New Zealand Society for Earthquake Engineering, 26(3), 349-355. https://doi.org/10.5459/bnzsee.26.3.349-355
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