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8.2.45.5 octave.dataset.attenu

Static Method: out = attenu ()

Joyner-Boore Earthquake Attenuation Data

Description

Event data for 23 earthquakes in California, showing peak accelerations.

Format

event

Event number

mag

Moment magnitude

station

Station identifier

dist

Station-hypocenter distance (km)

accel

Peak acceleration (g)

Source

Joyner, W.B., D.M. Boore and R.D. Porcella (1981). Peak horizontal acceleration and velocity from strong-motion records including records from the 1979 Imperial Valley, California earthquake. USGS Open File report 81-365. Menlo Park, CA.

References

Boore, D. M. and Joyner, W. B. (1982). The empirical prediction of ground motion. Bulletin of the Seismological Society of America, 72, S269–S268.

Examples

# TODO: Port the example code from R
# It does coplot() and pairs(), which are higher-level plotting tools
# than core Octave provides. This could turn into a long example if we
# just use base Octave here.