Probability model for peak ground accelerations in Sweden
Abstract
From the statistical distribution of the earthquakes, estimated from observations, and from a relation between peak ground acceleration, earthquake magnitude and distance between site and hypocenter, the probabilities of exceeding given accelerations at the site can be computed. A conservative method of estimating the earthquake distribution around the site is discussed. The method is used to estimate the probable ground accelerations in the three biggest cities: Stockholm, Gothenburg, and Malmoe. Computations show that the rare earthquakes having M greater than 6 are the major contributors to the seismic risk.
 Publication:

Royal Netherlands Meteorological Institute: On Earthquake Risk for Nuclear Power Plants
 Pub Date:
 January 1976
 Bibcode:
 1976rnmi.rept...27S
 Keywords:

 Earthquakes;
 Probability Theory;
 Sweden;
 Acceleration (Physics);
 Earthquake Damage;
 Magnitude;
 Mathematical Models;
 Maxima;
 Probability Distribution Functions;
 Risk;
 Seismology;
 Statistical Distributions;
 Geophysics