Publications about national seismic hazard modelling

Scientific papers and reports relating to national seismic hazard modelling. 

  • Gerstenberger MC, Stirling M, Harte D. 2014. Rethinking PSHA: Summary of Research Prioritisation Workshops. Lower Hutt (NZ): GNS Science. 51 p. (GNS Science report; 2014/48).
    Summarises the results of a series of research prioritisation workshops held for the Rethinking PSHA project. Workshops covered earthquake source modelling and ground motion modelling for revising the New Zealand National Seismic Hazard Model.
  • Gerstenberger MC, Stirling MW, McVerry G, Rhoades D. 2015. The New Zealand National Seismic Hazard Model: Rethinking PSHA. Proceedings of the Tenth Pacific Conference on Earthquake Engineering, Sydney (Australia).
    Explores some fundamental assumptions of the New Zealand NSHM and investigates the effects of uncertainties in earthquake source and ground modelling on end uses of the model.
  • Gerstenberger MC, McVerry G, Rhoades D, Stirling M. 2014. Seismic hazard modelling for the recovery of ChristchurchEarthquake Spectra, 30(1), 17-29. doi:10.1193/021913EQS037M.
    This paper provides an overview of the time-dependent seismic hazard model developed to aid in the recovery of Christchurch during the ongoing Canterbury earthquake sequence.
  • Stirling MW, McVerry GH, Berryman KR. 2002. A new seismic hazard model for New ZealandBulletin of the Seismological Society of America, 92(5):1878-1903.
    This paper discusses the 2002 National Seismic Hazard Model, which is the foundation of current earthquake loading requirements in New Zealand.
  • Stirling MW, McVerry GH, Gerstenberger MC, Litchfield NJ, Van Dissen RJ, Berryman KR, Barnes P, Wallace LM, Villamor P, Langridge RM, Lamarche G, Nodder S, Reyners ME, Bradley B, Rhoades DA, Smith WD, Nicol A, Pettinga J, Clark KJ, Jacobs K. 2012 National seismic hazard model for New Zealand : 2010 update. Bulletin of the Seismological Society of America, 102(4): 1514-1542; doi: 10.1785/0120110170
    The 2010 National Seismic Hazard Model is a revision of the 2002 NSHM published in 2012 ,incorporating additional fault sources and updated distributed seismicity to produce revised hazard maps.
  • Van Houtte C, Bannister S, Holden C, Bourguignon S, McVerry G. 2017. The New Zealand Strong Motion Database. Bulletin of the New Zealand Society for Earthquake Engineering. 50(1):1–20
    Provides information on the work undertaken to compile the New Zealand Strong Motion Database (NZSMD), which contains 276 New Zealand earthquakes recorded by strong motion instruments from GeoNet and earlier network operators. The NZSMD is intended as a resource for both researchers and practitioners.
  • Van Houtte C. 2017. Performance of response spectral models against New Zealand data. Bulletin of New Zealand Society for Earthquake Engineering. 50(1):21–38
    Analysis of New Zealand and international ground motion models against the New Zealand Strong Motion Database, justification for use of global models, and some recommendations for model usage in seismic hazard analysis.
  • Van Houtte C,  Abbott ER 2019. OpenQuake implementation of the Canterbury seismic hazard model. Seismological Research Letters, 90(6): 2227-2235; doi: 10.1785/0220190100 [November 2019]
    This article describes the release of the CSHM as implemented in OpenQuake, including practical constraints and issues for consideration in the development of future models.

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