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Damages Due To Earthquakes: Ground Shaking

When the earthquakes are great, the amplitude is large, duration is more, and the area is vast. The amplitude of ground shaking at a site depends upon its distance from the epicenter of the earthquake, and it decreases with the increase in distance. Similarly, motions are of low frequency when these are located at greater distances.

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Earthquake Resistant Design Techniques for Buildings and

Each building responds with movement which tends toward the right. The building undergoes displacement towards the right. The building's displacement in the direction opposite the ground motion is actually due to inertia. The inertial forces acting on a building are the most important of all those generated during an earthquake.

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3 Earthquake Mitigation Steps for Protecting Your Business

Home / Blog / 3 Earthquake Mitigation Steps for Protecting Your Business Last month, we discussed the impact earthquakes can have on a business. Broken water and gas lines can cause flooding and fires following an earthquake; mudslides may also result.

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Structural Risks Potential Damages from Earthquakes in

No area of California is without earthquake risk, but there are many ways to prepare your house to lower its risk of structural damage from an earthquake.Learn how earthquakes can damage your house, and find solutions that work for your homesite and construction-type.

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Structure Materials. Concrete is very good at resisting damage and wood is great for building a good, strong frame in this case. If your home is built out of wood, you will need to ensure that it is bolted down at the foundations because if it is not, the force from an earthquake can cause it to move.

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4 Ways to Survive an Earthquake

Apr 22, 2019Get to higher ground if you're on the shore or near a dam. If a shaking lasts more than 20 seconds, don't wait for an alarm or warning to flee. Get to ground that's at least 100 ft (30 m) above sea level or 2 mi (3.2 km) from the shore. Earthquakes can cause tsunamis, so

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Safety and Health Guides / Earthquakes Guide

What is an earthquake? An earthquake is a sudden, rapid shaking of the ground caused by the breaking and shifting of rock beneath the Earth's surface. This shaking can cause buildings and bridges to collapse; disrupt gas, electric, and phone service; and sometimes trigger landslides, avalanches, flash floods, fires, and huge, destructive ocean waves (tsunamis).

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Earthquake Proof and Resistant Building Structures

Therefore, it is not possible to design an earthquake proof building which is guaranteed to resist all possible earthquakes. However, it is possible during your design and construction process to build in a number of earthquake resistant features by applying earthquake engineering techniques, which would increase enormously the chances of

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15 Ways to Survive an Earthquake

EARTHQUAKE SURVIVAL TOOLS. This will be a portable stove using propane, butane or charcoal. Note: Use of such stoves should not take place until it is determined that there is no gas leak in the area. Also, charcoal should only be burned outdoors; use of charcoal indoors will

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Seismic Design Principles

B. Effects of Earthquakes on Buildings. The natural period is a primary consideration for seismic design, although other aspects of the building design may also contribute to a lesser degree to the mitigation measures. If the period of the shock wave and the natural period of the building coincide, then the building will resonate

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Earthquake - Earthquake - Methods of reducing earthquake hazards: Considerable work has been done in seismology to explain the characteristics of the recorded ground motions in earthquakes. Such knowledge is needed to predict ground motions in future earthquakes so that earthquake-resistant structures can be designed. Although earthquakes cause death and destruction through such

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EARTHQUAKE RESISTANT CONSTRUCTION

Jun 09, 2010Earthquake is a natural phenomenon occuring with all uncertanities. Engineering design aims to link economics, social, environmental and safety factor to produce the best solution. India is a large country. Nearly two thirds of its area is earthquake prone. A large part of rural and urban buildings are low-rise buildings of one two three stroyes.

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Tips for Making Your Home Earthquake Resistant

Apr 28, 2015Another solution could be to leave space between the walls and the building frame, allowing for some drift as the building moves during an earthquake. Use Simpler reinforcement techniques. To make a building earthquake proof, it is important to put shear walls, a shear core and cross-bracing as they provide additional strength.

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Engineering, Infrastructure, Design

Background: In order to fully understand the importance of rebuilding rural Nepal after the earthquake, one must take into consideration not only the damage done by the recent earthquake but also: Nepal's history of poor infrastructure, the importance placed on cultural and traditional building methods, its dependency on tourism, and its geographical realities.

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Can we cause earthquakes? Is there any way to prevent

Earthquakes occur in the crust or upper mantle, which ranges from the earth's surface to about 800 kilometers deep (about 500 miles). The strength of shaking from an earthquake diminishes with increasing distance from the earthquake's source, so the strength of shaking at the surface from an earthquake that occurs at 500km deep is considerably

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How Impoverished Nepal Can Rebuild for the Next Earthquake

Apr 30, 2015The earthquake in Nepal was a reminder: Billions of people live in houses that can't withstand shaking. Yet safer ones can be built cheaply. The lifesaving techniques can be as simple as soaking mud bricks in water to strengthen them before building a wall, and the materials as cheap as straw and worn-out tires.

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11.4 The Impacts of Earthquakes – Physical Geology

Current building-code regulations in the Fraser delta area require that measures be taken to strengthen the ground underneath multi-storey buildings prior to construction. Figure 11.23 Recent unconsolidated sedimentary layers in the Fraser River delta area (top) and the potential consequences in the event of a damaging earthquake.

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Earthquake Survival Tips

3) Wooden buildings are the safest type of construction to be in during an earthquake. The reason is simple: the wood is flexible and moves with the force of the earthquake. If the wooden building does collapse, large survival voids are created. Also, the wooden building has

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disastermgmt: Helping you to be prepared

People who stay in an earthquake prone area might do well to make investments in earthquake-proofing of their houses. The process starts with the construction of the house. Traditionally, people in earthquake prone areas used to build homes using lighter materials,

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