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Title:Comprehensive Seismic Loss Assessment for the State of Illinois
Author(s):LaFore, Susan; Elnashai, Amr S.
MAE Center
Abstract:A seismic loss assessment was conducted for the State of Illinois for the purposes of determining the vulnerable infrastructure elements, prioritizing mitigation efforts in the state, quantifying damage in economic terms, and aiding in the development of public awareness projects. The study was performed using FEMA’s HAZUS loss estimation software, and included several levels of analysis. First, a level 1 loss estimation was conducted using HAZUS default inventories and loss parameters but with user-supplied ground motion. Additional loss estimations were performed using site class maps to refine the ground motion, liquefaction susceptibility maps to estimate the effects of liquefaction, pipeline inventories from FEMA’s HSIP Gold Dataset, improved essential facilities inventories, bridge inventories provided by IDOT, and improved building and highway bridge fragilities.
Issue Date:2007-03
Publisher:Mid-America Earthquake Center
Citation Info:LaFore, S., Elnashai, A. S. (2007). “Comprehensive Seismic Loss Assessment for the State of Illinois: Interim
Series/Report:MAE Center Report 07-01
Genre:Technical Report
Publication Status:published or submitted for publication
Sponsor:Illinois Emergency Management Agency
Date Available in IDEALS:2008-07-03

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