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Title:The Kashmir Earthquake of October 8, 2005: A Quick Look Report
Author(s):Durrani, Ahmad J.; Elnashai, Amr S.; Hashash, Youssef M.A.; Kim, Sung Jig; Masud, Arif
Subject(s):MAE Center
Abstract:The Mid-America Earthquake Center and Rice University with assistance from the Higher Education Commission of Pakistan, and several other organizations, dispatched an earthquake field reconnaissance team to assess the damage, collect data, and derive lessons from the damaging earthquake. Two main objectives were considered in the assembly and dispatch of the field reconnaissance team. These are: (i) gain a first hand experience of the impact of the earthquake and lessons to be learned pertinent to consequence-based earthquake risk management, and (ii) explore and identify avenues of collaboration for long-term earthquake preparedness encompassing research, education, and design code development. This Quicklook report presents first hand observations, summarizes data collected from various sources in Pakistan and includes early analysis of the available strong-motion records. It provides a brief background on the seismo-tectonic setting of the region, offers preliminary observations on damage to the built infrastructure, reviews socio-economic consequences of the earthquake, and outlines early thoughts on reconstruction priorities and long-term disaster planning. It is stressed that the statistics quoted in the report are preliminary and not universally accepted.
Issue Date:2005-12
Publisher:Mid-America Earthquake Center
Citation Info:Durrani, A.J., Elnashai, A.S., Hashash, Y.M.A., Kim, S.J., Masud, A. (2005). “The Kashmir Earthquake of October 8, 2005: A Quicklook Report,” Mid-America Earthquake Center, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, CD Release 05-04, December.
Series/Report:MAE Center CD Release 05-04
Publication Status:published or submitted for publication
Sponsor:National Science Foundation EEC-9701785
Date Available in IDEALS:2008-08-19

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