Nisqually, Washington, Earthquake of February 2001

Nisqually, Washington, Earthquake of February 2001

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Prepared by the Technical Council on Lifeline Earthquake Engineering of ASCE. This TCLEE Monograph details the effects of the Nisqually, Washington, earthquake of February 28, 2001. Despite the magnitude of this 6.8 earthquake, only moderate damage was reported on older structures, and minimal damage was reported on newer engineered buildings. Although catastrophic damage did not occur, investigators did find some significant damage to the lifeline infrastructure, particularly roads, bridges, and the Sea-Tac airport control tower. Topics include geoscience and geotechnical aspects, highway systems, power systems, water supply, wastewater, railways, gas and liquid fuels, communications, airports, marine facilities, fire department response, and hazardous materials.The main problem was system congestion on wire-based and wireless-based ( cellular) telephone systems. 8.2: Limitations This ... 8.4 Verizon Wireless Verizon Wireless provides wireless service to all or part of most states. Consultant, 27750 anbsp;...

Title:Nisqually, Washington, Earthquake of February 2001
Author: Peter W. McDonough
Publisher:ASCE Publications - 2002-01-01

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