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Ground motion prediction equations (GMPEs) estimate ground motion at any given site due to an earthquake at a distance. There are many such equations, each with different parameters.

Can somebody please suggest those equations which can estimate peak ground acceleration (PGA) values from a 3-D rupture from parameters like rupture distance, Joyner–Boore distance, and so on?

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  • $\begingroup$ First principles from Green's Equations? $\endgroup$ – winwaed Jun 17 '14 at 0:48
  • $\begingroup$ The elasto-dynamic wave equation (basically the momentum equation) is all you need to predict ground motion locally (0-100s of km) due to slip on faults. $\endgroup$ – stali Dec 8 '14 at 19:21
  • $\begingroup$ @stali that sounds like the beginning of a good answer to this question. $\endgroup$ – user889 Dec 20 '14 at 14:13
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    $\begingroup$ @SabreTooth The details aren't very useful. If OP wants he can read a pre-print of mine at arxiv.org/pdf/1402.0429v2.pdf $\endgroup$ – stali Dec 24 '14 at 17:41
  • $\begingroup$ Check at the compilation on gmpe.org.uk. After a quick look I didn't find any, but maybe you can give it a harder look. $\endgroup$ – carnendil Jan 25 '16 at 19:48

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