In the Nepal earthquake, two stations were compared with a KATN accelerograph as relatively co-located--the distance between sensors was 6 km (NAST) and 10 km (KKN4), but with a similar epicentral
Figure 6a, showing an amazingly periodic structural failure pattern in the epicentral
Gemona region, suggests that, even if the importance of the causes such as the vulnerability (toughness) of each individual structure is accepted, it is not simple to systematically explain the generation of the alternate damage levels occurring in such a small spatial distance: If the structures built next to each other are subjected to more or less the identical (dominant types and frequency components of) seismic waves under very similar geological conditions, the structural damage should be, to some extent, also comparable.
The effects of an earthquake at any place depend directly on magnitude and inversely on epicentral
It was followed by a Mw = 5.2 event in July 2004 in the same epicentral
Located on the Pacific coast, about 190 kilometers southwest of Tokyo, the five-reactor Hamaoka complex is known to be standing on an assumed epicentral
area for a massive earthquake.
Mehrdad Mahdyiar, senior director of earthquake research for catastrophe modeler AIR Worldwide, has said insured losses "will not be significant given the low residential take-up rates and the relatively rural nature of the epicentral
Mehrdad Mahdyiar, senior director of earthquake research for catastrophe modeler AIR Worldwide has said insured losses "will not be significant given the low residential take-up rates and the relatively rural nature of the epicentral