EARTHQUAKE VULNERABILITY OF TRANSPORTATION SYSTEMS IN THE CENTRAL UNITED STATES
The Central U.S. Earthquake Consortium is dedicated to reducing deaths, injuries, damage to property and economic losses resulting from earthquakes occurring in the Central United States. Its members are the 7 states that are considered most vulnerable: Arkansas, Illinois, Indiana, Kentucky, Mississippi, Missouri, and Tennessee. This monograph, prepared to address the vulnerability of transportation systems, is organized into three sections. The first part examines the unique nature of the earthquake risk in the Central U.S. The second section discusses the effects of earthquakes on each component of our transportation system, and how this will affect response and recovery efforts. The final section looks ahead to the challenges and opportunities for transportation officials, emergency managers and others in developing a comprehensive approach to reducing the vulnerability of our transportation system in the Central U.S. to earthquakes.
Central U.S. Earthquake Consortium2630 E. Holmes Road
Memphis, TN United States 38118
Washington, DC United States 20590
- Publication Date: 1996-9
- Pagination: 25 p.
- TRT Terms: Disaster preparedness; Disasters and emergency operations; Earthquake engineering; Earthquakes; Risk assessment; Structural analysis
- Uncontrolled Terms: Recovery; Vulnerability
- Subject Areas: Bridges and other structures; Environment; Operations and Traffic Management; Safety and Human Factors; Transportation (General);
- Accession Number: 00731967
- Record Type: Publication
- Source Agency: Federal Transit Administration
- Report/Paper Numbers: DOT-T-97-12
- Files: TRIS, USDOT
- Created Date: Feb 11 1997 12:00AM