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Peter,

According to the 1997 UBC Taiwan is a Zone 4.  

According to Factory Mutual loss prevention data sheet 1-2S (good for
looking at relative seismicity), Taiwan is more seismic than any place on
the planet (3 year return for M=7.0 or greater).  

According to "Seismic Design of Buildings in China", Hu Shipping, Earthquake
Spectra, Vol 9, No. 4, 1993; the island has areas that are the highest in
all of China (mainland included).

Do a search at http://www.eerc.berkeley.edu/.  You will hit about 50 or 60
records.

GE, Bechtel, and Black & Veatch are currently building a nuclear power plant
in Lungman, Taiwan.  I would think that there are some studies.

They also have extremely high winds.

Regards,
Harold Sprague
The Neenan Company
harold.sprague(--nospam--at)neenan.com


-----Original Message-----
From: Rangelow, Peter IKS [mailto:Peter.Rangelow(--nospam--at)hochtief.de]
Sent: Wednesday, February 10, 1999 8:40 AM
To: 'seaint(--nospam--at)seaint.org'
Subject: Seismicity of Taiwan ... ?


Hi,

do we have someone on this list who is familiar with
the seismicity of Taiwan. Can someone help
me with a seismic coefficient for the city of
Taoyuan ? Any recommendations about
literature, web-site etc. will be appreciated.

Thanks in advance,
Peter Rangelow
Frankfurt, Germany