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The seismic hazard studies of the last 30 years have been largely carried out taking into account the needs of the construction engineers, by linking the specific quantities of soil movement with the physical parameters determined instrumentally, namely, with the maximum values of soil acceleration. At present, interest in the results of hazard studies has increased and has extended to other areas such as insurance or design companies, environmental protection, etc. A fundamental element in the estimation of seismic hazard is the variation of the amplitude of the movement of the soil according to the distance, magnitude and local conditions. To understand and prevent the effects of the strong Vrancea earthquakes in the dam sites located in the South West of Romania, we study the seismic waves attenuation relations using the accelerations recorded by the national network of K2 accelerometers, following the moderate Vrancea intermediate earthquakes. The study area includes the largest agglomeration of dams in Romania, with almost 100 dams out of the 250 large dams. One of the most important specific requirements towards dams' safety is the seismic risk and hazard assessment and the computation of attenuation relationships is one of the most important steps of the work. The main objective of the present work is the evaluation of the specific attenuation relationships of the seismic wave propagating from Vrancea subcrustal focus toward south-west, with direct application for the dams situated in the area.
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