Near-source Strong Ground Motions Observed in the 22 February 2011 Christchurch Earthquake

  title={Near-source Strong Ground Motions Observed in the 22 February 2011 Christchurch Earthquake},
  author={Brendon A. Bradley and Misko Cubrinovski},
  journal={Seismological Research Letters},
On 22 February 2011 at 12:51 p.m. local time, a moment magnitude Mw 6.3 earthquake occurred beneath the city of Christchurch, New Zealand, causing an level of damage and human casualties unparalleled in the country's history. Compared to the preceding 4 September 2010 Mw 7.1 Darfield earthquake, which occurred approximately 30 km to the west of Christchurch, the close proximity of the 22 February event led to ground motions of significantly higher amplitude in the densely populated regions of… 

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