Technical Reports - Canterbury Earthquake Sequence and implications for Seismic Design Levels

Posted 18 Oct 2011 by RoyalCommission Popular

Canterbury Earthquake Sequence and Implications for Seismic Design Levels

This research material and advice from GNS Science provides a detailed account of the characteristics and severity of the recent Canterbury earthquakes and the implications of these events for Christchurch and other centres in New Zealand. 

Owing to its large size, the report has been broken into the following segments: 

1. Contents, Executive Summary, Introduction, Background (.PDF) 1.5mb

2. The Canterbury Earthquakes (.PDF) 1.7mb

3. Implications for Christchurch (.PDF) 908kb

4. National Implications, Conclusions, Acknowledgements, References, Appendices 1-5 (.PDF) 2.7mb

The executive summary gives a good overview of the contents of the report.

Submissions

Submissions closed 30 September 2011.

Peer Reviews

'Comments on The Canterbury Earthquake Sequence and Implications for Seismic Design Levels', Professor Ralph Archuleta, University of California, Santa Barbara

Final Comments on The Canterbury Earthquake Sequence and Implications for Seismic Design Levels: Peer Review, by Professor Ralph Archuleta

Review of “The Canterbury Earthquake Sequence and Implications for Seismic Design Levels” dated July 2011, Professor Norman Abrahamson, Adjunct Professor of Civil Engineering, University of California, Berkley

 

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