Fundamentals of Earthquake Engineering

Charles Scawthorn

Department of Urban Management, Kyoto University, Kyoto, Japan

17.1 Introduction 17-1

17.2 Causes of Earthquakes and Faulting 17-2

17.3 Measurement of Earthquakes 17-5

Magnitude • Intensity • Time History • Elastic Response Spectra • Inelastic Response Spectra

17.4 Distribution of Seismicity 17-20

17.5 Strong Motion Attenuation and Duration 17-21

17.6 Characterization of Seismicity 17-26

Glossary 17-28

References 17-30

Further Reading 17-33

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