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Engineering Aspects of the October 12, 1992 Egyptian Earthquake.
Elgamal, A. W.; Amer, M.; Adalier, K.; Abul-Fadl, A.
National Center for Earthquake Engineering Research, Buffalo, NY.; National Science Foundation, Washington, DC.; New York State Science and Technology Foundation, Albany., October 7, 1993, 95 p.
On October 12, 1992 a moderate earthquake MB = 5.9 (MS = 5.2) occurred about 18 km southwest of the center of Cairo and resulted in significant damage to numerous old and/or poorly constructed structures. Soil liquefaction associated with the occurrence of large sand-boils was observed close to the epicenter. In the study, the earthquake characteristics, along with typical examples of induced damage, are discussed. The observed liquefaction mechanisms provide valuable information on the seismic response of Nile deposited alluvial soils, which cover much of the inhabited area of Egypt.
Liquifaction; Cairo (Egypt); Damage assessment; Buildings; Earthquake engineering; Egypt; Earthquakes