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OSMS 88-02

"The California Strong Motion Instrumentation Program: Objectives, Status, and Recent Data"

by Anthony F. Shakal, Moh-jiann Huang and Carlos E. Ventura

Shakal, Anthony F., Moh-jiann Huang and Carlos E. Ventura (1988). The California Strong Motion Instrumentation Program: Objectives, Status, and Recent Data, from 9th World Conference on Earthquake Engineering, Tokoyo, Japan, August 2-9, 1988.

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Introduction

In the last 15 years the California Strong Motion Instrumentation Program has instrumented over 450 sites, including ground-response sites, buildings and lifeline structures. Many records have been recorded and analyzed, including the very important records from the County Services Building in El Centro, California, a fully-instrumented building that was damaged during the 1979 Imperial Valley earthquake. To increase the application of the data recorded to the reduction of earthquake hazard in California, a data utilization project has been initiated. The program is entering an accelerated phase to complete the instrumentation of all the most important sites and structures by shortly after the year 2000.