As devastating earthquakes continue to inflict widespread destruction to life and property and hinder the development of urban areas, the technical and scientific problems of seismic hazard assessment and risk-related issues warrant urgent attention. In this regard, seismologists play a key role in defining the source parameters of earthquakes and estimating the associated site-specific ground motion amplification commonly termed site response. The relevant analyses are usually performed using either recorded ground motion for a handful of seismic events of moderate to large magnitude or by synthesizing stochastic processes based on the observational data. The hazard projection is aimed at a...

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