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Title
Performance of Federal Buildings in the January 17, 1994 Northridge Earthquake.
File
PB95231775.pdf
Author(s)
Todd, D.; Bieniawski, A.
Source
January 1995, 25 p.
Identifying Number(s)
NISTIR-5574
Abstract
On January 17, 1994, a magnitude 6.8 earthquake struck Northridge, California, in the northeast suburbs of Los Angeles. This report summarizes information collected by the Interagency Committee on Seismic Safety in Construction (ICSSC) on the performance of federally-owned buildings in the Northridge earthquake. Ten agencies reported that they owned buildings in the affected area. Collectively, over 4000 federally-owned buildings were shaken; approximately 100 were damaged by the quake. Only two sites suffered major damage; most damage was minor.
Keywords
Earthquake damage; Dynamic structural analysis; Damage assessment; US DOC; US DOI; Southern Region (California); Structural vibration; US DOJ; US DOD; Department of Veterans Affairs; US GSA; Seismic effects; Structural response; US DOA; Federal buildings; NASA; US DOE; US Postal Service; Northridge Earthquake; Federal Bureau of Prisons; Structural damage