PRELIMINARY REPORT OF STRUCTURAL DAMAGE FROM THE LOMA PRIETA (SAN FRANCISCO) EARTHQUAKE PERTINENCE TO CANADIAN STRUCTURAL ENGINEERING PRACTICE

The Richter magnitude 7.1 October 17, 1989 Loma Pieta (San Francisco) earthquake is the largest to occur near a major North American urban center since the histrorical 1906 San Francisco magnitude 8.3 earthquake. As earthquakes of at least similar strangth are expected to occur in most of eastern and western Canada, and since the amount of structural damage that occurred is considerable, the study of the effects of this earthquake is of particular significance to Canada. This paper reports on the major structures and types of structures that were most heavily damaged by this earthquake, and presents preliminary findings as to the causes of failures or collapses. The pertinence of this earthquake is reviewed in a Canadian perspective.

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    National Research Council of Canada

    Research Journals
    Ottawa, Ontario K1A 0R6,   Canada 
  • Authors:
    • Bruneau, M
  • Publication Date: 1990-4

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  • Accession Number: 00494838
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Jun 30 1990 12:00AM