Seismic Hazard Analysis for Crude Oil Pipelines in the New Madrid Seismic Zoneby Michael J. O'Rourke, Rensselaer Polytechnic Inst, Troy, United States,
Abstract: The seismic vulnerability of three crude oil pipelines in and around the New Madrid Seismic Zone (NMSZ) is evaluated for a repetition of the 1811-12 New Madrid events. The seismic hazard considered is distributed permanent ground deformation (PGD) due to liquefaction and subsequent lateral spreading. Wave propagation effects, and abrupt PGD at fault crossing or at the margins of a lateral spread zone are not considered.
Subject Headings: Seismic tests | Seismic effects | Oil pipelines | Geohazards | Soil liquefaction | Soil deformation | Petroleum | Spain | Europe | Madrid
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