Site response characteristics at seismic stations were investigated using horizontal-to-vertical (H/V) spectral ratios calculated from a seismic-motion dataset of the 2003 Boumerdes earthquake, and transfer functions were evaluated from soil profile data. Although high peak ground acceleration (PGA) values were recorded at some sites, the nonlinear effect at these stations was not clear. The H/V spectral ratios calculated from weak and strong motion events did not show a clear difference in the predominant period and amplitudes, and the shapes of the H/V ratios were flat for some stations. These observations are characteristic of the presence of firm to hard layers under the stations; however, one station was located on Quaternary deposits showed a remarkable amplification at the predominant period and a high PGA value.

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