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Author: Steven R. Brantley
Publisher: DIANE Publishing
Keywords: september, earthquakes, oregon, falls, klamath
Number of Pages: 55
Published: 1993-06
ISBN-10: 0788115723
ISBN-13: 9780788115721

The strongest earthquakes to strike Oregon in more than 50 years struck the southern part of the State on September 20, 1993. This report covers: historic and prehistoric earthquakes, damages, precise location, and landslides. 30 drawings and photos.

Author: Office Of Technology Assessment Washington Dc
Publisher: DIANE Publishing
Keywords: losses, earthquake, reducing
Number of Pages: 172
Published: 1995
ISBN-10: 1428920374
ISBN-13: 9781428920378

Earthquakes have caused massive death and destruction, and potentially damaging earthquakes are certain to occur in the future. Although earthquakes are uncontrollable, the losses they cause can be reduced by building structures that resist earthquake damage, matching land use to risk, developing emergency response plans, and other means. Since 1977, the federal government has had a research oriented program to reduce earthquake losses the National Earthquake Hazards Reduction Program (NEHRP). This program has made significant contributions toward improving our understanding of earthquakes and

Author: Unknown
Publisher: DIANE Publishing
Keywords: remain, risk, earthquakes, bridges, highway, infrastructure, nation, transportation
Number of Pages: 44
Published: 1993-07-01
ISBN-10: 1568069804
ISBN-13: 9781568069807

Focuses on threats that earthquakes pose to the nation零 bridges.

Author: Phyllis R. Marcuccio
Publisher: DIANE Publishing
Keywords: package, teacher, earthquakes
Number of Pages: 301
Published: 1999-07-01
ISBN-10: 0788181408
ISBN-13: 9780788181405

A curriculum on earthquake for teachers to use with elementary school children. The material offers science content processes that are designed with children's abilities and needs in mind. Earthquakes are a danger to the entire nation, not just a few states -- a fundamental concern throughout the development of this curriculum. The writing team included teachers, scientists, curriculum specialists and consultants from 6 states, with a wide range of educational experience. Teacher in 11 states tested the material and provided feedback. Includes dozens of line masters with maps and drawings for

Author: Soha Engineers
Publisher: DIANE Publishing
Keywords: resistant, construction, seismic, guide, builder, home
Number of Pages: 90
Published: 1998-12
ISBN-10: 0788186825
ISBN-13: 9780788186820

This Guide will encourage homeowners & builders of one & two family residences to employ construction practices intended to provide resistance to damage from earthquakes. Can be used as a convenient resource for gaining an understanding of the basic principles of seismic resistant construction. Presents a discussion of how earthquake forces impact conventional residential construction. Discusses how basic structural components can be assembled to achieve earthquake resistance & how essential features such as foundations, walls, floors & roofs interact to resist earthquakes. Illustrated.

Author: Unknown
Publisher: National Academies
Keywords: earthquakes, soils, liquefaction
Number of Pages: 240
Published: 1985
eBookDB-ID: NAP:14878

Author: William J. Hall
Publisher: DIANE Publishing
Keywords: frame, construction, moment, steel, guide, policy
Number of Pages: 36
Published: 2008-07
ISBN-10: 1437900941
ISBN-13: 9781437900941

Prior to the 1994 Northridge and 1995 Kobe earthquakes, engineers believed that steel moment-frames would bend under earthquake loading, but not break. As a result, this became one of the most common types of construction used for major bldgs. in areas subject to severe earthquakes. The discovery of the potential for fracturing in these frames called to question the adequacy of the building code provisions dealing with this type of construction and created a crisis of confidence. In response, FEMA issued this policy guide to provide a non-technical summary of valuable information, an understan
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