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Reconstituted Earthquake Ground Motion at Anchorage

Housner, George W. and Jennings, Paul C. (1973) Reconstituted Earthquake Ground Motion at Anchorage. In: The Great Alaska Earthquake of 1964. Vol.6. National Academy of Sciences , Washington, DC, pp. 43-48. ISBN 9780309016070.

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To aid analysis of the dynamic response of structures to the Alaska earthquake, a simulated accelerogram of the ground motion at Anchorage was constructed by combining information from a variety of secondary observations of the motion and its effects with knowledge of general earthquake ground motions. A maximum acceleration or approximately 15 percent of gravity is indicated. The strong ground shaking lasted for about 1 minute and was followed by approximately 3 minutes of lesser shaking.

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Additional Information:© 1973 National Academy of Sciences. We are indebted to N. C. Tsai and J. R. Born for carrying out the digital computations and to the National Science Foundation for contributing to the support of this investigation.
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