Abstract

In the past two years, Geoscience Australia has made significant progress in improving our understanding of earthquake ground-shaking in Australia. This research has culminated in the development of an Australian-specific ground-motion attenuation model and the first national-scale site classification map of Australia. Using a scenario based around the 1989 Newcastle earthquake, we demonstrate how these new products can refine our estimates of ground-shaking in Australia compared to what could be achieved in the recent past. In particular comparisons are drawn against the previous practice of employing ground-motion models derived elsewhere (primarily North America) without any consideration of site response.
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Commonwealth of Australia (Geoscience Australia)

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Date (publication)

2006-01-01T00:00:00

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geoscientificInformation

GA Catalogue Number

69536 Product http://www.ga.gov.au/metadata-gateway/metadata/record/69536/

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GA Publication
Abstract
earthquakes
Earth Sciences

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English

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Commonwealth of Australia (Geoscience Australia)
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Canberra
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ACT
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2601
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Australia
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Commonwealth of Australia (Geoscience Australia)
City
Canberra
Administrative Area
ACT
Postal Code
2601
Country
Australia
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