Estimating earthquake ground motions: Background, methods and challenges

Activity: Talk or presentation typesInvited talk


Ground-motion models, also called ground motion prediction equations (GMPEs) and sometimes attenuation relations, play a key role in seismic hazard assessments. These models provide an estimate of the earthquake ground motion to expect at a site given the occurrence of an earthquake at a particular location. Hundreds of GMPEs for different measures of earthquake ground motions (e.g. peak ground acceleration) and for different regions have been published since the 1960s. In this talk I will provide an overview of GMPEs, including a discussion of their inputs, outputs and derivation, as well as highlighting some challenges that current research is trying to solve.
Period1 Oct 2021
Event titleKickoff Workshop "Seismology and Artificial Intelligence"
Event typeWorkshop
LocationFrankfurt, Germany, Hesse
Degree of RecognitionInternational