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Most strong motion sensors are designed to measure the large amplitude, high frequency seismic waves typical of large local earthquakes. These seismic waves result in the strong ground motion we feel during a large earthquake. Strong ground motion is often to blame for the structural damage that occurs during an earthquake. The data seismologists record with strong motion sensors is used to improve the design of earthquake resistant buildings and to understand earthquake-induced geologic hazards like liquefaction and landslides.

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Date Of Record Release 2009-09-23 14:39:14
Description Most strong motion sensors are designed to measure the large amplitude, high frequency seismic waves typical of large local earthquakes. These seismic waves result in the strong ground motion we feel during a large earthquake. Strong ground motion is often to blame for the structural damage that occurs during an earthquake. The data seismologists record with strong motion sensors is used to improve the design of earthquake resistant buildings and to understand earthquake-induced geologic hazards like liquefaction and landslides.
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Source The Pacific Northwest Seismic Network
Keyword Earthquake, Seismic, Seismology, Data
Date Of Record Creation 2009-09-23 14:35:56
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Date Last Modified 2009-09-23 14:39:14
Language English
Date Record Checked: 2009-09-23 00:00:00 (W3C-DTF)

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