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

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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.
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  • ISBN-13: 9780784407462
  • Publisher: American Society of Civil Engineers
  • Publication date: 8/28/2004
  • Pages: 120
  • Product dimensions: 82.50 (w) x 10.75 (h) x 2.50 (d)

Table of Contents

1 Introduction 1
2 Geosciences and geotechnical engineering 7
3 General building damage 26
4 Potable water systems 29
5 Power systems 37
6 The highway system 59
7 Ports and airports 86
8 Railroads 91
9 Communication systems 94
10 Oil and liquid fuels 96
11 Hospitals 97
12 Emergency response 101
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