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Strong-Motion Records

The CD-ROM "Dissemination of European Strong-Motion Data" contains a database and a databank concerning parameters of European shallow and intermediate depth earthquakes and 1,068 associated strong-motion acceleration records, both in uncorrected and corrected form, and corresponding response spectra.

The database consists of earthquake- and station-related parameters whilst information concerning individual records includes peak and distance values.

A complete list of all strong-motion records is presented in the following tables. The records are identified by the origin time of the earthquake and the location of the recording station. All selected strong-motion records are properly associated with the earthquake and recording station to which they have been attributed in the original sources:
Records grouped by earthquakes
Records grouped by stations

The following figures shows the distribution of strong-motion records with respect to fault or epicentral distance, magnitude and local geology. Note that for M > 6 distances are measured to the surface projection of the rupture plane.

Distribution 3

This figure shows the distribution of strong-motion records with respect to magnitude Ms, Mb, ML or Mw and focal depth. The different portions of the bars represent those records for which there is no Ms-value available, but an Mb-value (green), ML-value (dark blue) or Mw-value (light blue). All records from earthquakes with unknown or questionable focal depth have been discarded from the focal depth figure.

Distribution 4


We have carried out an extensive quality assurance for all records and parameters archived on this CD-ROM. However the large number of contributing agencies and organisations has made the data collection and quality control extremely complicated. Therefore we suggest that the user is aware of possible errors in this large collection of data.
The Imperial College of Science, Technology and Medicine (ICSTM), Ente Nazionale per l'Energia Ellettrica (ENEL, now Società Gestione Impianti Nucleari and Servizio Sismico Nazionale), Ente per le Nuove Tecnologie, l'Energia e l'Ambiente (ENEA) and Institut de Protection et de Sûreté Nucléaire (IPSN) make no warranty with respect to the strong-motion data, their associated parameters, the browser program, documentation and source code provided on this CD-ROM and specifically disclaim any implied warranties of fitness for any particular purpose. ICSTM, ENEL, ENEA and IPSN reserve the right to revise the databank, database and program and to change them without obligation to notify any person or organization of such revision or changes.

No parts of the CD-ROM may be stored in a retrieval system or transmitted in any form or by any means without the prior written permission of the publishers.

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