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Nuclear event time histories and computed site transfer functions for locations in the Los Angeles region

Open-File Report 80-1173

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Abstract

This report presents a collection of Nevada Test Site (NTS) nuclear explosion recordings obtained at sites in the greater Los Angeles, Calif., region. The report includes ground velocity time histories, as well as, derived site transfer functions. These data have been collected as part of a study to evaluate the validity of using low-level ground motions to predict the frequency-dependent response of a site during an earthquake. For this study 19 nuclear events were recorded at 98 separate locations. Some of these sites have recorded more than one of the nuclear explosions, and, consequently, there are a total of 159, three-component station records. The location of all the recording sites are shown in figures 1–5, the station coordinates and abbreviations are given in table 1. The station addresses are listed in table 2, and the nuclear explosions that were recorded are listed in table 3. The recording sites were chosen on the basis of three criteria: (1) that the underlying geological conditions were representative of conditions over significant areas of the region, (2) that the site was the location of a strong-motion recording of the 1971 San Fernando earthquake, or (3) that more complete geographical coverage was required in that location.

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Publication type:
Report
Publication Subtype:
USGS Numbered Series
Title:
Nuclear event time histories and computed site transfer functions for locations in the Los Angeles region
Series title:
Open-File Report
Series number:
80-1173
Year Published:
1980
Language:
English
Publisher:
U.S. Geological Survey
Publisher location:
Reston, VA
Contributing office(s):
Menlo Park Science Center, Earthquake Science Center
Description:
ii,30 p.; Appendices
Number of Pages:
209
Country:
United States
State:
California
City:
Los Angeles
Online Only (Y/N):
Y