Seismic Hazard and Building Vulnerability in Post-Soviet Central Asian Republics / Edition 1

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Summarises the currently available seismic and engineering data pertai ning to the seismic hazard of the capitals of the Central Asian republ ics. The conclusion is that the risk to residents of these cities is e xtremely high. There is a roughly 40% probability that an earthquake w ill occur near one of the Central Asian republic's capitals within the next 20 years. Such an event will produce ground shaking in the affec ted city equal to the maximum ground shaking experienced in Armenia an d Sakhalin, i.e. MSK IX. The event will cause tens of thousands of fat alities and at least 100,000 serious injuries.

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Presents ten papers drawn from the NATO Advanced Research Workshop on residential building vulnerability to earthquakes in Central Asia held in Almaty, Kazakhstan, in Oct. 1996. Papers offer surveys of seismic hazards and building vulnerability in each of the former Soviet Central Asia republics; a study of the seismic resistance of the mass- constructed Soviet-era buildings in the region; and observations and analyses of building damage sustained in the 1994 Kuril Islands, 1998 Armenia, and 1995 Sakhalin earthquakes. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780792355878
  • Publisher: Springer Netherlands
  • Publication date: 1/1/2008
  • Series: Nato Science Partnership Subseries: 2 (closed), #52
  • Edition description: 1999
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 256
  • Product dimensions: 9.21 (w) x 6.14 (h) x 0.69 (d)

Table of Contents

Executive Summary and Workshop Results
Seismic Hazard of the Central Asia Region 1
Earthquake Resistance of Multi-Story Residential Buildings in Central Asian Capital Cities 45
Seismic Hazard and Building Vulnerability in Kazakhstan 67
Seismic Hazard and Building Vulnerability in Kyrgyzstan 93
Seismic Hazard and Building Vulnerability in Tajikistan 107
Seismic Hazard and Building Vulnerability in Turkmenistan 127
Seismic Hazard and Building Vulnerability in Uzbekistan 147
Destruction of Standard Residential Buildings in the 1988 Spitak, Armenia Earthquake 181
The December 7, 1988 Spitak, Armenia Earthquake: Results of Analysis of Structural Behavior 197
Lessons of the 1995 Sakhalin and 1994 Kuril Islands Earthquakes 229
Assessment of Seismic Resistance of Soviet Mass Construction Buildings - Almaty as an Example 237
App.: Forms and Questions for Workshop Participants 245
Subject Index 251
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