EARTHQUAKE RECONNAISSANCE, 2003 - 2011

The files available here describe 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. SanSimeon_M6.5_2003.pdf

Tohuku, Japan M 9.0 2011. Tsunami inundation impacts WWTPs. Power Plants, Telecom. Shaking impacts water, power. ASCE TCLEE Quick Report. File size: 4.1 MB. TCLEE ASCE presentation 063011.pdf

Wenchuan, China, M 8.0 2008. Power and other utilities perform poorly. Why does China design for V = 0.3W?. File size 0.9 MB. Wenchuanlr.pdf

Concepcion, Chile, M 8.8 2010. Water system in Concepcion hit badly. Poewr systems performed well. This file had geologic issues only. File size 13.6 MB. Chile_2010.pdf

Concepcion, Chile, M 8.8 2010. Water system in Concepcion hit badly. Poewr systems performed well. This file has the performance of water systems. File size 3 MB. Chile_Water.pdf

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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. Christchurch.pdf

Tohuku, Japan M 9.0 2011. SSPUR Presentation on Water, Power, WWTPs, Gas. SPUR Persent 8.11.2011lr.pdf

Japan March 2011: Detailed report on water and power. File size: 14 MB. Water and Power Report 6.25.2012.pdf

Christchurch Earthquake Sequence, September 2010 February 2011 June 2011. File size: 9.4 MB. TCLEE Monograph Rev 0 lr.pdf