How water, power, and other lifeline systems have performed in actual earthquakes, 2003 - 2011
San Simeon, California M 6.5 2003. 5 of 7 steel water tanks damged at PGA ~ 0.3g. Only the anchored tank performed perfectly. File size 0.4 MB.
Tohuku, Japan M 9.0 2011. Tsunami inundation impacts WWTPs. Power Plants, Telecom. Shaking impacts water, power. File size: 4.1 MB.
Wenchuan, China, M 8.0 2008. Power and other utilities perform poorly. Why does China design for V = 0.03W?. File size 0.9 MB.
Concepcion, Chile, M 8.8 2010. Water system in Concepcion hit badly. Power systems performed well. This file includes geologic issues only. File size 13.6 MB.
Concepcion, Chile, M 8.8 2010. Water system in Concepcion hit badly. Power systems performed well. This file includes the performance of water systems. File size 3 MB.
Christchurch, New Zealand M 7.1 2010. Widespread liquefaction damage damages water and wastewater pipes. Pre-earthquake mitigation limits damage. File size: 4.1 MB.
Tohuku, Japan M 9.0 2011. SSPUR Presentation on Water, Power, WWTPs, Gas.
Japan March 2011: Detailed report on water and power. File size: 14 MB.
Christchurch Earthquake Sequence, September 2010 February 2011 June 2011. File size: 9.4 MB.