On 20 April 2013, at 08:02 a.m. Beijing time, a strong earthquake hit Lushan, a county in the southwest of Sichuan Province in China. During this earthquake, a total of 114 strong‐motion stations from the new generation of the National Strong‐Motion Observation Network System (NSMONS) of China were triggered. The NSMONS consists of 1154 permanent free‐field stations and began to operate in March 2008. The 2008 Wenchuan destructive earthquake triggered a large number of strong‐motion recordings that contribute significantly to the world strong‐motion database (Li, Zhou, Huang, et al., 2008). The 2013 Lushan earthquake also provided a...

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