Engineering Geology: Earthquake and Fault Studies

Engineering Geology: Earthquake and Fault Studies

The assessment of earthquake hazards is a common challenge in engineering geology tasks at Ninyo & Moore. Earthquake hazard studies are included in the planning, environmental impact, design, construction, and forensic phases of projects. Ninyo & Moore maintains current research data and analytical techniques to assess faulting and earthquake hazards for our clients including:

  • Fault location studies to evaluate the presence of active faulting and fault rupture potential
  • Fault trenching and age dating to evaluate fault activity and fault recurrence intervals
  • Deterministic and probabilistic seismic hazard analysis to evaluate potential earthquake
  • ¬† ¬†magnitudes and anticipated ground accelerations
  • Secondary earthquake hazards including liquefaction, lateral spreading, landsliding, tsunamis and seiches, ground lurching, and dynamic settlement
  • Site response spectra analysis
  • Seismic design coefficients

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