2024 PEER - LBNL Workshop

The Pacific Earthquake Engineering Research Center (PEER) and the Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory (LBNL) are collaborating on the development of the first regional-scale, open-access simulated earthquake ground motion database for the San Francisco Bay Area.

This community workshop will discuss technical aspects of regional scale simulations and the implementation of the database on January 18-19, 2024 in the Banatao Auditorium, Sutardja Dai Hall on the UC Berkeley campus.

The workshop will include presentations and discussion with technical experts and information on the planned database to inform both the research and infrastructure stakeholder communities.
Register here before January 12, 2024

Schedule at a Glance

Thursday, January 18, 2024

Day 1: Technology Components
for Regional Simulations

Friday, January 19, 2024

Day 2: Focus on the SF Bay Area and the PEER-LBNL Database

Time Topic/Session Time Topic/Session
8:00-8:30 Registration / Breakfast 8:00-8:30 Registration / Breakfast

Welcome and DOE program Objectives


Simulated ground motion use cases II


  • Earthquake source characterization
  • How many rupture realizations do we need to span the risk space?
9:50-11:10 The development of the SFBA regional geologic model and recent updates to the geotechnical layer



11:10-11:25 Break
11:25-12:45 Simulated motions validation and acceptance criteria for ground motion databases 11:25-1:00 The EQSIM regional framework and large San Francisco
Bay Area simulated earthquake datasets
12:45-2:00 Lunch, discussion and posters
1:00-2:00 Lunch, discussion and posters


Representation of the near-surface geotechnical layer


The PEER-LBNL simulated ground motion database

3:20-3:35 Break 3:20-3:35 Break
3:35-5:00 Simulated ground motion use
cases I
3:35-4:45 Community interactions and feedback - annual community stakeholder workshops