An Mw-7.9 earthquake occurred in Wenchuan, China, in 2008, along the Longmenshan Fault, which is located on the western border of the South China stable continental region. A detailed comparison of the Wenchuan ground-motion attenuation relationships with the relationships for the central and eastern United States (also a stable continental region) showed that the ground-motion prediction equation for the Wenchuan area is similar to those for the central and eastern United States. Thus, the strong-motion records from the Wenchuan earthquake can be used for constraining the ground-motion prediction equation and engineering analysis for the central and eastern United States.
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Feng, Jiwei; Wang, Zhenming; Woolery, Edward W.; and Li, Shanyou, "Comparison of the Ground-Motion Attenuation Relationship Between the Wenchuan, China, Area and the Central and Eastern United States" (2015). Kentucky Geological Survey Report of Investigations. 30.