Articles | Volume 17, issue 3
Nat. Hazards Earth Syst. Sci., 17, 397–407, 2017
Nat. Hazards Earth Syst. Sci., 17, 397–407, 2017

Research article 13 Mar 2017

Research article | 13 Mar 2017

Control spectra for Quito

Roberto Aguiar et al.

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Short summary
In the Metropolitan District of Quito is located on or very close to five segments of reverse blind faults. The city is divided into five areas: south, south-central, central, north-central and north. For each of the urban areas, elastic response spectra are calculated considering the maximum magnitude. Subsequently, the recurrence period of earthquakes of maximum magnitude are presented.
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