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The Northridge earthquake: Extent of damage and federal response

hearing before the Committee on Public Works and Transportation, House of Representatives, ... session, April 11, 1994, in Los Angeles, CA
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[United States. Congress. House. Committee on Public Works and Transportation.]. earthquake alerted federal and state governments, as well as private insurers to the magnitude of potential losses from earthquakes in urban areas.

Detailed Description of Earthquake The Northridge earthquake occurred on an unknown ’blind thrust’, meaning that the rupture never spread to the earth’s surface, but stopped some way below it.

The Northridge earthquake of Janu had a Richter magnitude of and a maximum local Modified Mercalli Intensity (MMI)of IX. It presents an opportunity to examine a significant number of such buildings affected to various degrees by severe ground shaking, to document actual damage in depth, and to dispel the myths about the.

Social response to the Northridge California Earthquake Paul W. O'Brien Data were collected and reported on the extent of the disruption caused by the quake. The Northridge earthquake was similar to other earthquakes here in the US and abroad. After the initial main shock the fire. Use the program given to construct response spectrum for S d, S v and S a for NS component of Northridge earthquake.

Consider damping factors asand 2. Construct a Newmark–Hall design spectrum for maximum ground acceleration for that of Northridge earthquake of g and for a damping factor of 3. Northridge earthquake of Janu The earthquake source and strong ground motion. The Northridge earthquake (17 January,M L =, M W =) occurred on a blind thrust fault below San Fernando Valley.

The rupture was initiated at 18 km depth below surface, and spread north and northwest, towards Santa Clarita (Fig. 1, Fig. 2, Fig. 3), up along a surface. Twenty years ago, on Jan.

17,at a.m., the Northridge earthquake struck Southern California — the magnitude quake killed 60. The earthquake occurred just after am local time along a previously undiscovered blind thrust fault in the San Fernando Valley.

Its epicentre was in Northridge, a suburb located about 20 miles (32 km) west-northwest of downtown Los major shock lasted 10–20 seconds and registered a magnitude of Fatality estimates range from just under 60 to more than 70 people killed.

Retrofits of masonry building helped reduce loss of life, hospitals suffered less structural damage than in San Fernando earthquake, and emergency response was exemplary.

The Northridge earthquake proved that preparing for earthquakes CAN greatly reduce the risk. The earthquake brought home several important lessons. The Northridge earthquake was a moment magnitude (M w), blind thrust earthquake that occurred on Januat a.m.

PST in the San Fernando Valley region of the County of Los epicenter was in Reseda, a neighborhood in the north-central area of the San Fernando quake had a duration of approximately 10–20 seconds, and its peak ground acceleration.

Criticism of the federal government’s response to Hurricane Katrina recently forced the resignation of former FEMA director Michael Brown.

City, state and federal agencies have the option to formally declare a state of emergency to secure funding and get reimbursed for disaster response.

USGS Response to an Urban Earthquake - Northridge (Summary) Sixty people were killed, more than 7, injured, 20, homeless and more t buildings damaged in Los Angeles, Ventura, Orange and San Bernardino Counties as a result of the Northridge earthquake of Janu Losses were estimated at $20 billion.

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Hearing before the Committee on Public Works and Transportation, House of Representatives, One Hundred Third Congress, second. A disaster has already occurred and caused significant damage, while a hazard, as defined by the NRF, is simply “something that is potentially dangerous or harmful, often the root cause of an unwanted outcome.” The Northridge earthquake was a disaster, while earthquakes in general are hazards.

The Northridge earthquake of Janu killed 57 people and injured an estima When all the claims are finally processed, the costs of repairing earthquake damage and providing relief to victims will probably exceed $30 billion, including $. The Northridge quake struck just five years after another massive temblor, the Loma Prieta earthquake, which hit Northern California.

Two years before that, a. Immediately following the Northridge Earthquake, HA-ZUS helped to identify the extent of initial bridge inspec-tions required. Typically, in damaged regions following an earthquake, key support and rescue personnel are preoc-cupied by the damage sustained to their own homes.

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As a result, damaged regions are supplemented with trained. The Northridge Earthquake of tested the new reforms that followed Hurricane Andrew. We successfully leveraged innovations in technology to create service centers that enabled survivors to apply for federal assistance over the phone, rather than in person.

The Northridge earthquake was the first full implementation of the Federal Response Plan on a national basis (Comfort ). Subsequent analysis showed that the plan was not nearly as effective as it could have been. Initial issues in communication hampered the effectiveness of.

Northridge Earthquake: Aftermath At a.m. on Janua magnitude quake struck the San Fernando Valley, a densely populated area of Los Angeles located 20 miles northwest of the.

EMERGENCY RESPONSE FOLLOWING THE NORTHRIDGE EARTHQUAKE: INTERGOVERNMENTAL COORDINATION ISSUES1 JOANNE M. NIGG DISASTER RESEARCH CENTER UNIVERSITY OF DELAWARE NEWARK, DELAWARE The Janu Northridge earthquake is the most severe in a series of moderate-sized earthquakes that have.

Northridge Earthquake should serve as a wake-up call to prepare in earnest for major disasters.2 about technical rescue response and safety.

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History of Earthquake Preparedness first due area to determine the extent of the damage and the resources needed. The drive-through. Constructed aroundthe building sustained serious damage in the first story of wood-frame construction during the Northridge earthquake, and it was red tagged (unsafe) by the City of Los Angeles Department of Building and Safety and evacuated.

On Januthe Northridge earthquake rattled Los Angeles and caused major damage to roads and bridges around the city.

As the agency responsible for building and maintaining the state's transportation system, the California Department of Transportation (Caltrans) responded with an immediate three-pronged attack: first with an immediate emergency response; second, by.

A major part of recovery following a punishing earthquake is to assess and report the extent of the damage to federal officials — a task, Carroll said, that will be made easier by the new.

-Extent to which the damage is covered by insurance The Disaster Recovery Center is the place where federal official manage the disaster. False. tons of debris disposed of after the Northridge earthquake. Types of Debris-Damaged buildings and.

USGS Response to an Urban Earthquake -- Northridge '94 The Immediate Response -- Working with Others During the Immediate Aftermath of the Earthquake A ll modern disasters in the United States are met by immediate and long-term demands from Federal, State, and local government agencies for practical information during response and recovery efforts.

"FEMA refuses to accept the recommendations of its agents, APL, of the extent of damage to the Swim Stadium and Judges Building caused by the Northridge earthquake." (emphasis added) u The spirit, if not the literal and legal definition, of the word "agent" is misapplied to APL as it pertains to FEMA.

Although FEMA funded the work, the. Author: Brian Kehoe Structure Type: Architectural and Mechanical Nonstructural Components Earthquakes: Whittier Narrows, Loma Prieta, Northridge, Landers, South Napa Lessons: Loss of life due to earthquake damage to nonstructural components is rare in the United States, but given the extent of damage to nonstructural components in past earthquakes, particularly.

The Northridge earthquake resulted in 57 dead and $40 billion in losses. Earthquakes in the range of – will damage a large number of buildings in Los Angeles and displace hundreds of thousands of people from their homes. Severe business disruption would continue for. Homes in flames at the Oak Ridge Trailer Park in Sylmar inafter the Northridge earthquake.

(Douglas C. Pizac /AP) BREAKING NEWS, JULY A Magnitude Earthquake Rattles LA. Our news is.