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RE: What does "credible" mean?

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I always thought that the "maximum credible" earthquake was just slightly
smaller than the "minimum incredible" earthquake.

:o)

Bill Allen, S.E.
ALLEN DESIGNS
Laguna Niguel, CA


||-----Original Message-----
||From: Sherman, William [mailto:ShermanWC(--nospam--at)cdm.com]
||Sent: Tuesday, November 16, 1999 1:07 PM
||To: 'seaint(--nospam--at)seaint.org'
||Subject: RE: What does "credible" mean?
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||
||The term "maximum credible earthquake" used to be used in the
||design of
||nuclear power plants - I assume it meant the largest
||earthquake anyone could
||justify might happen at a given site based on a review of
||fault locations,
||etc.  Thus "maximum considered earthquake" does make sense if one is
||designing for an event with a defined return period.