22 February 2011 Christchurch Earthquake : Are we adequately characterizing extreme/rare events? (2011)
Type of ContentConference Contributions - Other
PublisherUniversity of Canterbury. Civil and Natural Resources Engineering
AuthorsBradley, B.A.show all
An overview of the 22 February 2011 Christchurch earthquake is presented in the context of characterization of extreme/rare events. Focus is given to the earthquake source, observed near-source strong ground motions, and effects of site response, while structural response and consequences are mentioned for completeness. For each of the above topics comparisons and discussions are made with predictive models for each of phenomena considered. In light of the observations and predictive model comparisons, the author’s opinion on improving the characterization of such extreme/rare events, and their appropriate consideration in seismic design is presented
CitationBradley, B.A. (2011) 22 February 2011 Christchurch Earthquake : Are we adequately characterizing extreme/rare events? Palm Springs, CA, USA: 2011 Southern California Earthquake Centre (SCEC) Annual Meeting, 12-14 Sep 2011.
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ANZSRC Fields of Research09 - Engineering::0905 - Civil Engineering::090504 - Earthquake Engineering
09 - Engineering::0905 - Civil Engineering::090506 - Structural Engineering