The Kiban-Kyoshin network (KiK-net) database is an important resource for ground motion (GM) studies. The processing of the KiK-net records is a necessary first step to enable their use in engineering applications. In this manuscript we present a step-by-step automated protocol used to systematically process about 157,000 KiK-net strong ground motion records. The automated protocol includes the selection of the corner frequency for high-pass filtering. In addition, a comprehensive set of metadata was compiled for each record. As a part of the metadata collection, two algorithms were used to identify dependent and independent earthquakes. Earthquakes are also classified into active crustal or subduction type events; most of the GM records correspond to subduction type earthquakes. A flatfile with all the metadata and the spectral acceleration of the processed records is uploaded to NEEShub (Dawood et al. 2015).
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- Dawood, H. M., A. Rodriguez-Marek, J. Bayless, C. Goulet, and E. Thompson (2016). A Flatfile for the KiK-net Database Processed Using an Automated Protocol, Earthquake Spectra, Volume 32, No. 2, pages 1–22, May 2016