The Nisqually, Washington, Earthquake of February 28, 2001: Lifeline Performance

by Peter W. McDonough,

American Society of Civil Engineers, Reston, VA
978-0-7844-0615-1 (ISBN-13) | 0-7844-0615-4 (ISBN-10), 2002, Soft Cover, Pg. ix, 164
28 cm
Technical Council on Lifeline Earthquake Engineering (TCLEE) Monograph 20

Document Type: Book


Prepared by the Technical Council on Lifeline Earthquake Engineering of ASCE.

This TCLEE Monograph details the effects of the Nisqually, Washington, earthquake of February 28, 2001. Despite the magnitude of this 6.8 earthquake, only moderate damage was reported on older structures, and minimal damage was reported on newer engineered buildings. Although catastrophic damage did not occur, investigators did find some significant damage to the lifeline infrastructure, particularly roads, bridges, and the Sea-Tac airport control tower. Topics include geoscience and geotechnical aspects, highway systems, power systems, water supply, wastewater, railways, gas and liquid fuels, communications, airports, marine facilities, fire department response, and hazardous materials.

Subject Headings: Water supply systems | Hydro power | Hazardous substances | Energy infrastructure | Earthquakes | Communication systems | Lifeline systems | Washington | United States


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