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Title:Seismic Risk Analysis for Mid-America Communities
Author(s):Wu, Yueming
Doctoral Committee Chair(s):Olshansky, Robert B.
Department / Program:Urban and Regional Planning
Discipline:Urban and Regional Planning
Degree Granting Institution:University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
Degree:Ph.D.
Genre:Dissertation
Subject(s):Physical Geography
Abstract:This study tests the approach on three cases: the communities of Sikeston, Missouri, Carbondale, Illinois, and Urbana, Illinois. In addition, this study suggests how to extend the results from the cases to Mid-America communities. Accordingly, the most devastating earthquake for communities in the small and the large source zones (represented by Sikeston and Carbondale, respectively) would be an M8 earthquake along the New Madrid seismic fault, and in the outside source zone (represented by Urbana) an on-site M6 earthquake; the dominant seismic risk source for buildings and population in communities in the small and the large source zones is the New Madrid seismic fault, and in the outside source zone the whole of Mid-America; the dominant seismic risk source for lifelines in communities in the small source zone is the New Madrid seismic fault, and in the large and the outside source zones the whole of Mid-America. These results have positive implications for Mid-America communities. The communities can understand their seismic risk and potential problems associated with their resources. Therefore, they can take responsive measures to reduce the seismic risk and address the problems. They can also apply the generic approach to their earthquake response programs.
Issue Date:2002
Type:Text
Language:English
Description:208 p.
Thesis (Ph.D.)--University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, 2002.
URI:http://hdl.handle.net/2142/79529
Other Identifier(s):(MiAaPQ)AAI3044263
Date Available in IDEALS:2015-09-25
Date Deposited:2002


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