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Seismic per ASCE 07 vs the Richter scale

Seismic per ASCE 07 vs the Richter scale

Seismic per ASCE 07 vs the Richter scale

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I have completed a seismic analysis of a structure and the client wants to know what the earthquake intensity would be on the Richter scale.  Is it possible for me to give him an answer?

RE: Seismic per ASCE 07 vs the Richter scale

I know of no correlation.  But I would think there might be one.

The codes are just looking at accelerations - so there must be some type of comparison.

Maybe a Google on Richter scales would give you an idea of what accelerations to expect based on the R number.

RE: Seismic per ASCE 07 vs the Richter scale

And don't forget the codes are only based on making a building "survivable" - in other words in theory everyone could walk out unhurt.  

That said, the building may still be a complete and worthless wreck.
 

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