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Table 5 Representative shear-wave velocity of bedrock and surficial sediments (after Nastev et al. 2016; Foulon et al. 2018)

From: Seismic microzonation of a region with complex surficial geology based on different site classification approaches

Location Geological unit Average shear-wave velocity of measurements (m/s) Velocity-depth relationship Remarks
Saguenay region Sandy soils 80 ~ 260 Vs = 40.9 + 53.7Z0.5 ± 29.8 m/s Postglacial deposits
  Clayey soils 80 ~ 250 Vs = 79.3 + 17.3Z0.5 ± 45.3 m/s Glaciomarine clay
Ottawa and St. Lawrence Valley Till 400 ± 152 Glacial deposits
  Bedrock 2500 ± 700 Precambrian rocks