RMS acceleration hazard for San Francisco

Edward Kavazanjian, Heriberto Echezuria, Martin W. McCann

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The annual probability of exceeding levels of the root mean square acceleration (RMSa) of strong ground shaking is evaluated for downtown San Francisco. Attenuation relationships for RMSa are developed for use in the seismic hazard analysis. A Bayesian seismic hazard analysis that incorporates the variability in seismicity parameters and the attenuation uncertainty is used.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)106-123
Number of pages18
JournalInternational Journal of Soil Dynamics and Earthquake Engineering
Issue number3
StatePublished - Jul 1985
Externally publishedYes


  • earthquakes
  • probability
  • root mean square acceleration
  • seismic hazard
  • strong motion attenuation

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • General Engineering


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