Spreadsheet for our recent probabilistic, semi-empirical procedures for liquefaction-induced building settlement and tilt:

This spreadsheet also includes our GMPEs for the evolutionary IMs of interest. Please contact us with any questions or comments regarding use of these procedures.


  • Bullock, Z., Dashti, S., Liel, A., Porter, K., Karimi, Z., & Bradley, B. (2017). Ground Motion Prediction Equations for Arias Intensity, Cumulative Absolute Velocity, and Peak Incremental Ground Velocity for Rock Sites in Different Tectonic Environments. Bulletin of the Seismological Society of America.
  • Bullock, Z., Karimi, Z., Dashti, S., Porter, K., Liel, A., & Franke, K. (2018). A Physics-Informed Semi-Empirical Probabilistic Model for the Settlement of Shallow-Founded Structures on Liquefiable Ground. Geotechnique.
  • Bullock, Z., Dashti, S., Karimi, Z., Liel, A., Porter, K., & Franke, K. (2019). Probabilistic Models for Residual and Peak Transient Tilt of Mat-Founded Structures on Liquefiable Soils. ASCE JGGE.

Other generally useful links:

Soil Liquefaction:

Earthquake Event Reconnaissance:

Earthquake Engineering Research Institute (EERI):

GeoEngineering Extreme Event Reconnaissance (GEER):

Strong Motion Database:



Earthquake Monitoring:

USGS “Did You Feel It?”:

USGS ShakeMap:

European-Mediterranean Seismological Center:

Site Effects:

Geotechnical/Earthquake Engineering Organizations:

USGS (United States Geological Survey Earthquake Hazards Program)

USUCGER (United States Universities Council on Geotechnical Education and Research)

ISSMGE (International Society Soil Mechanics & Geotechnical Engineering)

Société Canadienne de Géotechnique (Canadian Geotechnical Society)

The Geo-Institute of the ASCE

EERI (Earthquake Engineering Research Institute)

JSCE (Japan Society of Civil Engineers)

SSA (Seismological Society of America)

NGI (Norwegian Geotechnical Institute)


OpenSees (Open Source Finite Element Platform for Earthquake Engineering Simulation)

Cyclic1D (Simulation of Earthquake Site Response and Liquefaction)

Seismosignal (Ground Motion Data Processing)

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