Analysis of Strong-Motion Records from the University of Kentucky Accelerometers in the New Madrid Seismic Zone: 1990 through 2001

Strong-motion records from earthquakes of engineering significance in the New Madrid Seismic Zone are nonexistent. Consequently, seismic hazard mitigation in the area will have to rely upon a combination of extrapolation of strong motions from smaller events, the use of strong-motion recordings from other areas with similar geologic conditions, and modeling. The primary objective of this study is to systematically reprocess 12 years of strong-motion records from the New Madrid Seismic Zone that have been acquired by the Kentucky Strong-Motion Network, and to put the records into the format being used by the Consortium of Organizations for Strong-Motion Observation Systems. The unprocessed and processed records will be made available to other researchers via the Kentucky Geological Survey's Web site, and through the consortium.