Estimation of average S-wave velocity of ground using microtremors at strong-motion sites in Yokohama

Katsuaki Konno, Takahiro Suzuki, Yasuhiro Kamata, Takashi Nagao

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First, Average S-wave velocity in the uppermost 30 m (Vs30) obtained from PS-logging data and site amplification factors for peak acceleration and velocity derived from strong motion records are compared at the dense strong-motion network sites in Yokohama (Y-NET). Next, a simple method for estimating Vs30 is examined at Y-NET sites. This method involves placing 3 sensors in the shape of the letter 'L' for simultaneous microtremor observation. Finally, a method to estimate peak ground acceleration and velocity using Vs30 is proposed and its applicability is investigated.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)639-654
Number of pages16
JournalDoboku Gakkai Ronbunshuu A
Issue number4
Publication statusPublished - 2007 Dec 1



  • Array observation
  • Average S-wave velocity
  • Microtremor
  • Peak ground motion
  • Site amplification factor

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Civil and Structural Engineering
  • Building and Construction
  • Mechanics of Materials
  • Mechanical Engineering

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