Wednesday, March 27, 2013

M6.0 earthquake Taiwan

This is just an M6 in the highlands of Taiwan.  You can see that the tectonics there is a mess!  They usually expect big offshore earthquakes, but they have lots of interior ones.  The best thing, is that you learn something when they have an earthquake, since they have lots of monitoring and are very bright.  This is the place that fully developed the relationship of damage to peak ground velocity (PGV), which is something not yet taken up by the slow engineers elsewhere.

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