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Effects of magnitude uncertainties on estimating the parameters in the Gutenberg-Richter frequency-magnitude law

Stefano Tinti and Francesco Mulargia
Effects of magnitude uncertainties on estimating the parameters in the Gutenberg-Richter frequency-magnitude law
Bulletin of the Seismological Society of America (December 1985) 75 (6): 1681-1697

Abstract

The evaluation of the parameters in the Gutenberg-Richter (GR) frequency-magnitude law log N (sub r) = a - bm is shown to be strongly affected by magnitude uncertainties. The implications of the magnitude variability on the seismic risk analysis are also considered: in particular, the evaluations of the attenuation law parameters and of the exceedance probability of the ground motion peak acceleration are shown to be affected.--Modified journal abstract.


ISSN: 0037-1106
EISSN: 1943-3573
Coden: BSSAAP
Serial Title: Bulletin of the Seismological Society of America
Serial Volume: 75
Serial Issue: 6
Title: Effects of magnitude uncertainties on estimating the parameters in the Gutenberg-Richter frequency-magnitude law
Affiliation: Univ. Bologna, Settore Geofis., Bologna, Italy
Pages: 1681-1697
Published: 198512
Text Language: English
Publisher: Seismological Society of America, Berkeley, CA, United States
Accession Number: 1986-018672
Categories: SeismologyEngineering geology
Document Type: Serial
Bibliographic Level: Analytic
Country of Publication: United States
Secondary Affiliation: GeoRef, Copyright 2017, American Geosciences Institute.
Update Code: 1986
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