The ambient vibration H/V method (Nakamura 1989) is now widely used to determine the fundamental soil frequency and has proven to be a good tool for site effect evaluation (e.g., Bonnefoy-Claudet, Cornou et al. 2006). More particularly, it has been used for the zoning of a number of cities around the world, such as Basel, Switzerland (Fäh et al. 1997); Quito, Ecuador (Guéguen et al. 2000); Barcelona, Spain (Alfaro et al. 2001); Caracas, Venezuela (Duval et al. 2001); Almeria, Spain (Navarro et al. 2001); and...

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