study of earthquake losses in the Los Angeles, California area

a report prepared for the Federal Disaster Assistance Administration, Dept. of Housing & Urban Development.
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Disaster relief -- California -- Los Angeles Metropolitan Area., Emergency medical services -- California -- Los Angeles Metropolitan Area., Earthquakes -- California -- Los Angeles Metropolitan


California, Los Angeles Metropolitan

ContributionsUnited States. Federal Disaster Assistance Administration.
LC ClassificationsHV555.U63 L63 1973
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Pagination331 p.
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Open LibraryOL5166259M
LC Control Number74601248

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A study of earthquake losses in the Los Angeles, California area: a report prepared for the Federal Disaster Assistance Administration, Department of Housing & Urban Development.

United States. Federal Disaster Assistance Administration: A study of earthquake losses in the Los Angeles, California area; a report prepared for the Federal Disaster Assistance Administration, Dept. of Housing & Urban Development. ([Washington: for sale by the Supt. of Docs., U.S. Govt.

Print. A study of earthquake losses in the Los Angeles, California, Area, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, Washington, DC. 6/1/12. LOS ANGELES (AP) — Scientists say earthquakes that hammered the Southern California desert last summer involved ruptures on a web of interconnected faults and increased strain on a major nearby.

An average of five earthquakes with magnitudes between and occur per year in the greater Los Angeles area, according to a recent three-year data sample. Advertisement The earthquake. — Red Cross Los Angeles (@RedCrossLA) Ap A earthquake shook the L.A. area tonight shortly after midnight.

Our @LAFD has activated to. Friday’s earthquake near Ridgecrest was among the most powerful quakes in California history.

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Here are the biggest earthquakes in California history - Los Angeles Times These are the biggest. Greater Los Angeles Area, California has had: (M or greater) 2 earthquakes in the past 24 hours 4 earthquakes in the past 7 days; 34 earthquakes in the past 30 days; earthquakes.

In southern California, the most damaging scenario is the M earthquake on the Puente Hills Fault, with up to 30% building loss in some census tracts and total predicted building loss of $79 billion ($ billion in total economic loss).

Similarly to the results for AEL, calculated losses for scenarios are significantly lower when current ground motion prediction equations are used to develop the scenario. The earthquake’s center was near the small city of Ridgecrest, near Death Valley national park and about miles (km) from Los Angeles.

There were reports of people in Las Vegas and Los. Estimation of Future Earthquake Losses in California B. Rowshandel, M. Reichle, C.

Wills, these potential hazards were not considered in either the study of scenario earthquake loss or the annualized earthquake loss. (♦) Now at the USGS highest expected annual loss are the Los Angeles area in the south and the SFBA in the north.

Click on an earthquake on the above map for more information. all earthquakes list Special maps: Long Valley || Los Angeles || San Francisco Map need updating. Try reloading the page to your browser. Maps are updated within about 5 minutes of an earthquake or once an hour. /05/27 N W 6 km (3 mi) SE of.

Earthquakes can bring mild to violent shaking and can occur anytime, anywhere. These guides from the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA), the Community Emergency Response Team (CERT), and the City of LA's Emergency Management Department can help you protect yourself, your family, and your property before, during, and after an earthquake.

A MAGNITUDE 8 earthquake known as The Big One will strike Los Angeles in California and rupture the San Andreas Fault line, a famous physicist has revealed.

Suggested Citation:"REFERENCES."National Research Council. Estimating Losses from Future gton, DC: The National Academies Press.

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doi: The disaster here is the earthquake near Los Angeles, which left 58 dead, destroyed more thanbuildings, collapsed freeways, and started fires. The geologic reasons for the temblor, the resulting chaos, the thrilling rescues, the plans for future safety, and the likelihood for more quakes are all explained clearly and s: 2.

Los Angeles is no stranger to earthquakes and, like other cities in California, has experienced extensive damage in previous seismic events, which has led to significant advancements in earthquake engineering.

Some might say that L.A. has been the epicenter of seismic code development since the Long Beach Earthquake. Gabriel Valley and East Los Angeles. Duration of strong shaking will be an important contributor to damage in any earthquake as large as the ShakeOut Scenario earthquake.

Shaking lasts a long time because it takes about seconds for a fault this long to rupture and because some of the waves get trapped and reverberate in sedimentary basins.

It was four times stronger than the magnitude Northridge earthquake ina Los Angeles-area disaster along a previously undetected fault that.

LA and Southern California has had: (M or greater) 14 earthquakes in the past 24 hours 69 earthquakes in the past 7 days; earthquakes in the past 30 days.

Biggest California earthquake in two decades ruptured on at least 24 faults Rong-Gong Lin II, Los Angeles Times Published pm PST, Thursday, Novem   (16 Jan ) This week marks 25 years since a deadly earthquake struck Southern California's densely populated San Fernando Valley.

(Jan. 16) Subscribe for. @article{osti_, title = {Lessons learned from the Northridge Earthquake}, author = {Eli, M.

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and Sommer, S. C.}, abstractNote = {Southern California has a history of major earthquakes and also has one of the largest metropolitan areas in the United States.

The Northridge Earthquake challenged the industrial facilities and lifetime infrastructure in the northern Los Angeles (LA. Although the written history of California is not long, records of earthquakes exist that affected the Spanish missions that were constructed beginning in the late 18th century.

Those records ceased when the missions were secularized inand from that point until the California Gold Rush in the s, records were sparse. Other sources for the occurrence of earthquakes usually came from.

Estimates of total damage range between $13 and $40 billion. Most casualties and damage occurred in multi-story wood frame buildings (e.g. the three-story Northridge Meadows apartment building). In particular, buildings with an unstable first floor (such as those with parking areas on the bottom) performed poorly.

Earthquake Losses to Single-Family Dwellings: California Experience By Karl V. Steinbrugge1 and ST. Algermissen ABSTRACT Most of the present methods for quantifying earthquake monetary losses to California wood-frame dwellings are based on summarized information on the Long Beach earthquake and on the partially analyzed San Fernando.

On Janu at a.m., a magnitude earthquake struck the Los Angeles metropolitan area. Epicentered in the San Fernando Valley town of Northridge, California, the earthquake caused serious damage to buildings and sections of elevated freeways; ignited at least one hundred fires as it ruptured gas pipelines; and disrupted water supply systems.

Greater Los Angeles Area, California (N, W). A magnitude earthquake rattled Southern California this morning, but there were no immediate reports of. The magnitude Northridge earthquake rocked Los Angeles inkilling more than 60 people and injuring thousands. This temblor came from the rupture of.

On Januat a.m. PST, a magnitude earthquake centered in Northridge struck the southern California area. Known as the Northridge Earthquake, it caused at least 57 fatalities (a subsequent study put the death toll at 72, including heart attacks) and injured thousands.

The Puente Hills fault runs from the Whittier area northwest to just south of Griffith Park in Los Angeles, and was responsible for the Whittier Narrows quake, a temblor that killed three. LOS ANGELES — On the morning of July 4, my wife and I were sitting at the breakfast table when the effects of a magnitude earthquake outside Ridgecrest, Calif., hit our home.