Prediction of Peak Ground Acceleration Generated from the 2017 Pohang Earthquake

2017년 포항지진으로 인하여 발생된 최대지반가속도 (PGA)예측

  • 지현우 (한양대학교 건축공학과) ;
  • 한상환 (한양대학교 건축공학과)
  • Received : 2018.02.13
  • Accepted : 2018.04.25
  • Published : 2018.04.30


The Pohang earthquake with a magnitude of 5.4 occurred on November 15, 2018. The epicenter of this earthquake located in south-east region of the Korean peninsula. Since instrumental recording for earthquake ground motions started in Korea, this earthquake caused the largest economic and life losses among past earthquakes. Korea is located in low-to moderate seismic region, so that strong motion records are very limited. Therefore, ground motions recorded during the Pohang earthquake could have valuable geological and seismological information, which are important inputs for seismic design. In this study, ground motions associated by the 2018 Pohang earthquake are generated using the point source model considering domestic geological parameters (magnitude, hypocentral distance, distance-frequency dependent decay parameter, stress drop) and site amplification calculated from ground motion data at each stations. A contour map for peak ground acceleration is constructed for ground motions generated by the Pohang earthquake using the proposed model.


Ground motion;Epicenter;Contour map;Simulation;Earthquake;Seismic design


Supported by : 한국연구재단


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