Lifeline Performance of El Salvador Earthquakes of January 13 and February 13, 2001

by Le Val Lund, (editor),
Carl Sepponen, (editor),


American Society of Civil Engineers, Reston, VA
978-0-7844-0662-5 (ISBN-13) | 0-7844-0662-6 (ISBN-10), 2003, Soft Cover, Pg. xiii, 169
28 cm., Council on Disaster Reduction and Technical Council on Lifeline Earthquake Engineering
Technical Council on Lifeline Earthquake Engineering (TCLEE) Monograph 24

Document Type: Book

Abstract: This TCLEE Monograph details the effects of two earthquakes that occurred in El Salvador on January 13 and February 13, 2001. The first earthquake had a magnitude of 7.6, and the second had a magnitude of 6.6. Catastrophic damage was estimated at $1.6 billion. Significant lifeline disruption was the result of landslides, which closed the major Pan American Highway and the highway to the international airport and disrupted power, communication, street lighting, roads and water systems.

Subject Headings: Earthquakes | Lifeline systems | Light (artificial) | Developing countries | Earthquake magnitude scale | Traffic signs | Hydro power | El Salvador | Central America

 

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