Catalog of Strong Motion Stations in Eastern North America
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This catalog contains information on all strong motion stations operating in Eastern North America known to NCEER. The location, coordinates, installation dates, type of instrument, operator, structure type and size, and site geology are listed for each station. The format of the catalog is patterned after the USGS Open-File Report 81-664, "Western Hemisphere Strong-Motion Accelerograph Station List - 1980" but the entries have been updated as of January, 1990. There are 237 stations listed in this catalog, which include 414 recording instruments. One third of these stations are intended to record free-field ground motion while the rest are associated with large engineered structures. The relationship of station location to seismicity is shown in a series of figures and a method is described to predict acceleration levels from an earthquake where the magnitude and distance to station are known. An on-line database encompassing this catalog is maintained at Lamont-Doherty Geological Observatory for NCEER which can be accessed via Internet or distributed on floppy disk to personal computer users.