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Case Studies of Liquefaction and Lifeline Performance During Past Earthquakes, Volume 2, United States Case Studies

Edited by T.D.O'Rourke, M.Hamada

NCEER-92-0002 | 2/17/1992 | 580 pages

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Keywords: United States, Lifelines, Seismic Performance, Ground Deformation, Case Studies, Ground Failure, San Francisco, California Earthquake, April 18, 1906, Anchorage, Alaska Earthquake, March 27, 1964, San Fernando, California Earthquake, February 9, 1971, Imperial Valley, California Earthquakes 1979-1987, and Loma Prieta, California Earthquake, October 17, 1989.

Abstract: This volume is part of a two-volume compilation of case studies focusing on large, earthquake-induced ground deformations and their effects on lifeline facilities. The two-volume set represents cooperative efforts between the United States and Japan to pool resources, establish a comprehensive database and effect mutual improvement of analytical, experimental, and design methods for lifeline systems. This volume concentrates on earthquake-induced ground deformation in the United States, and consists of case histories of the: 1) 1906 San Francisco earthquake, 2) 1964 Alaska earthquake, 3) 1971 San Fernando earthquake, 4) 1979, 1981, 1987 Imperial Valley earthquakes, and 5) 1989 Loma Prieta earthquake. These earthquakes were chosen because they provide accurate records of permanent ground deformations and their effects upon lifelines, and also because these earthquakes gave rise to extensive investigations into local soil conditions, especially subsurface conditions.