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Abstract

THE CATALOGUE AND ATLAS OF EUROPEAN EARTHQUAKES AND SEISMIC ACTIVITY HAS BEEN PREPARED IN THE FRAMEWORK OF THE ACTIVITIES OF THE CEC WORKING GROUP ON THE SAFETY OF LIGHT-WATER REACTORS. SEISMIC HAZARDS ARE CONSIDERED TO BE AN IMPORTANT ELEMENT OF POSSIBLE EXTERNAL ACCIDENTS TO BE TAKEN INTO ACCOUNT IN THE DESIGN, CONSTRUCTION, AND OPERATION OF NUCLEAR POWER PLANTS. THE REPORT RELIES ON THE DATA BASE AVAILABLE, THE HISTORICAL AS WELL AS THE PRESENT-DAY DATA. AFTER A SHORT HISTORICAL REVIEW, ACTUALLY USED INTENSITY SCALES ARE DISCUSSED. THE SCALE APPLIED IN EUROPEAN COUNTRIES AND THE ONE PROPOSED IN THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA ARE COMPARED. THE DIFFERENT SEISMIC MAPS OF INTEREST ARE EXPLAINED AND A MATHEMATICAL PROCEDURE PRESENTED WHICH ALLOWS, UNDER CERTAIN CONDITIONS, TO DRAW SEISMIC MAPS BY COMPUTER FACILITIES.

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Authors: VAN GILS J M OBSERVATOIRE ROYAL DE BELGIQUE, BRUXELLES, OBSERVATOIRE ROYAL DE BELGIQUE, BRUXELLES
Bibliographic Reference: EUR 11344 EN (1988) FS, PP 152, BFR 500, AVAILABILITY: EUROFFICE, LUXEMBOURG, BP 1003, GDL
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Record Number: 1989126204300 / Last updated on: 1989-04-01
Category: PUBLICATION
Available languages: en