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Design criteria in China

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Suzhou appears to be in a 0.05g zone. (Some nominally classify this as
a Zone I.) Source: Seismic Zoning Map of China, from: "Seismic Design of
Buildings in China", Hu Shiping; p.703, EERI Earthquake Spectra, Vol.9,
No.4, Nov.1993. Note that the accelerations are based on the Medvedev
scale  ---- but can be plugged in the UBC equations as is.

							Dick McConnell