Zemmouri, Algeria: MW 6. 8 Earthquake of May 21 2003

Zemmouri, Algeria: MW 6. 8 Earthquake of May 21 2003

by Curtis L. Edwards
     
 

ISBN-10: 0784407460

ISBN-13: 9780784407462

Pub. Date: 08/28/2004

Publisher: American Society of Civil Engineers

"This report summarizes the damage done to various lifelines from the 6.8 M[subscript w] earthquake that occurred in the coastal waters off the Boumerdes Department, east of Algiers, Algeria, on May 21, 2003. An estimated 2,266 people were killed, 10,260 injured, and more than 200,000 left homeless. Many of the three- to five-story reinforced concrete apartment…  See more details below

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"This report summarizes the damage done to various lifelines from the 6.8 M[subscript w] earthquake that occurred in the coastal waters off the Boumerdes Department, east of Algiers, Algeria, on May 21, 2003. An estimated 2,266 people were killed, 10,260 injured, and more than 200,000 left homeless. Many of the three- to five-story reinforced concrete apartment buildings, less than three years old, were destroyed by either total or partial collapse." Readers will benefit from the "Lessons Learned" sections, which analyze other lifeline systems and compares expected earthquake performance without having to go through an earthquake. The lessons will minimize damage, save money, and reduce recovery time.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780784407462
Publisher:
American Society of Civil Engineers
Publication date:
08/28/2004
Pages:
120
Product dimensions:
82.50(w) x 10.75(h) x 2.50(d)

Table of Contents

1Introduction1
2Geosciences and geotechnical engineering7
3General building damage26
4Potable water systems29
5Power systems37
6The highway system59
7Ports and airports86
8Railroads91
9Communication systems94
10Oil and liquid fuels96
11Hospitals97
12Emergency response101

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