TY - CHAP A1 - Daniel R.H. O’Connell A2 - Jon. P. Ake A3 - Fabian Bonilla A4 - Pengcheng Liu A5 - Roland LaForge A6 - Dean Ostenaa ED1 - Sebastiano D'Amico Y1 - 2012-01-27 PY - 2012 T1 - Strong Ground Motion Estimation N2 - The study of earthquakes combines science, technology and expertise in infrastructure and engineering in an effort to minimize human and material losses when their occurrence is inevitable. This book is devoted to various aspects of earthquake research and analysis, from theoretical advances to practical applications. Different sections are dedicated to ground motion studies and seismic site characterization, with regard to mitigation of the risk from earthquake and ensuring the safety of the buildings under earthquake loading. The ultimate goal of the book is to encourage discussions and future research to improve hazard assessments, dissemination of earthquake engineering data and, ultimately, the seismic provisions of building codes. BT - Earthquake Research and Analysis SP - Ch. 1 UR - https://doi.org/10.5772/28081 DO - 10.5772/28081 SN - PB - IntechOpen CY - Rijeka Y2 - 2021-07-25 ER -