Liquefaction Analysis in a GIS Environment
Liquefaction has been identified as one of the seismic hazards that brings great damage to property and infrastructure, and loss of life. The need for liquefaction analysis that works...

CALTRANS Seismic Hazard/Risk Map and Proposed GIS Applications
The California Department of Transportation (CALTRANS) considers earthquake effects in planning, design, and construction of their structures. Obviously, CALTRANS has to respond to damaging...

A Geotechnically-Oriented GIS for Seismic Hazard Mapping
A geotechnical GIS has been configured by the California Department of Conservation's Division of Mines and Geology for the purpose of designating seismic hazard zones as mandated by recent...

Accessibility of Geotechnical Earthquake Engineering Data and the Need for Data Storage and Dissemination Standards
Ease of data access and data standards are two issues critical to the success of GIS technology when applied to earthquake hazards research problems that require geotechnical engineering...

Seismic Remediation for Earth Dams
Over the last 30 years or so, new analysis methods and case histories of dam performance in earthquakes have significantly changed our understanding of the severity of the earthquake hazard...

The Hazard In Using Probabilistic Seismic Hazard Analysis
Probabilistic seismic hazard analysis has been used extensively for major dams; nuclear power plants; liquefied petroleum gas installations; repositories for dangerous wastes; sensitive...

A Prospect for Liquefaction Hazard Evaluation Using GIS
A brief description of a recently developed methodology to evaluate liquefaction hazard at a site is presented. In this method, uncertainty and scatter in the data are considered rigorously....

Development of Geographical Information System (GIS) for Seismic Hazard Study of Charleston, SC
One of the most prominent areas of seismicity in the eastern U.S. is near Charleston, SC. The 1886 Charleston earthquake (M=7,5) and liquefaction evidence from at least five prehistoric...

U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission Staff Technical Position on Investigations to Identify Fault Displacement Hazards and Seismic Hazards at a Geologic Repository
This paper outlines the guidance provided to the U.S. Department of Energy by the Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) staff in its Staff Technical Position (STP) on appropriate investigations...

The Economics of Managing Coastal Erosion
In the race to develop prime coastal land, many structures have been built in high hazard areas which are prone to coastal erosion. In a real sense, erosion is not generally viewed to...

CenterCore Strengthening System for Seismic Hazard Reduction of Unreinforced Masonry Bearing Wall Buildings
The CenterCore technique of reinforcing unreinforced masonry walls was developed with the help of a National Science Foundation grant in 1984. The CenterCore strengthening system consists...

Recent Improvements in the LLNL PSHA Methodology
For the purpose of comparison, the LLNL PSHA methodology is defined as the 1989 version developed under contract for the NRC. Additional work on a series of subsequent projects for DOE...

Fundamental Issues in Seismic Safety in Midwestern U.S. Due to Hazard/Vulnerability Relation
Problems in establishing and mitigating seismic risk in urban areas when seismicity is not confidently based on instrumental records are discussed. Urban Southwestern Ohio is a specific...

GIS for Regional Seismic Hazard and Risk Analyses
Earthquake occurrences cannot be accurately predicted or prevented, but their damaging effects can be analyzed and possibly reduced by utilizing the available geologic and geographic information....

Seismic Hazard Analysis for Dams in the Southeastern United States

Seismic Hazards in the Eastern U.S. and the Impact on Transportation Lifelines
In the eastern US seismicity is low, hazard is moderate, and risk is quite high, especially in metropolitan regions with vulnerable transportation systems typically not designed to resist...

Seismic Hazard Along a Central U.S. Oil Pipeline
An integrated approach is used to evaluate seismic hazards at six sites where pipeline 22 crosses the major rivers in West Tennessee. On the basis of historical and instrumental data,...

Seismic Hazard Analysis for Crude Oil Pipelines in the New Madrid Seismic Zone
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...

Restricting Rockfalls
Predicting and controlling rockfalls has always been a high priority in Colorado, where many mountainous roads pass through hazardous rockfall areas with extensive and highly variable...

Geographic Information Systems in Earthquake Hazard Analyses

 

 

 

 

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