Location

St. Louis, Missouri

Session Start Date

3-11-1991

Session End Date

3-15-1991

Abstract

Microtremor measurement was done mainly in the damaged areas in San Francisco and Oakland after the 1989 Loma Prieta earthquake. The observation areas were (1) the Marina District, (2) Cypress Street, (3) the Embarcadero, and (4) South of Market District. Predominant frequency (Fp) and amplification factor (Ap) obtained from a spectral ratio between horizontal and vertical components were evaluated for each observation cite. Difference in the degree of damage in the areas (1) and (4) was coincident with difference in Ap and Fp. Significant difference could not be found in Ap and Fp between the areas (2) and (3).

Department(s)

Civil, Architectural and Environmental Engineering

Appears In

International Conferences on Recent Advances in Geotechnical Earthquake Engineering and Soil Dynamics

Meeting Name

Second Conference

Publisher

University of Missouri--Rolla

Publication Date

3-11-1991

Document Version

Final Version

Rights

© 1991 University of Missouri--Rolla, All rights reserved.

Document Type

Article - Conference proceedings

File Type

text

Language

English

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Ground Motion Characteristics of the San Francisco Bay Area Detected by Microtremor Measurements

St. Louis, Missouri

Microtremor measurement was done mainly in the damaged areas in San Francisco and Oakland after the 1989 Loma Prieta earthquake. The observation areas were (1) the Marina District, (2) Cypress Street, (3) the Embarcadero, and (4) South of Market District. Predominant frequency (Fp) and amplification factor (Ap) obtained from a spectral ratio between horizontal and vertical components were evaluated for each observation cite. Difference in the degree of damage in the areas (1) and (4) was coincident with difference in Ap and Fp. Significant difference could not be found in Ap and Fp between the areas (2) and (3).