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The distribution of earthquake damage to underground facilities during the 1976 Tang-Shan earthquake

Wang Jingming and Joe J. Litehiser (translator)
The distribution of earthquake damage to underground facilities during the 1976 Tang-Shan earthquake
Earthquake Spectra (August 1985) 1 (4): 741-757

Abstract

This paper, through description and analysis of the performance of underground facilities during the magnitude 7.8 Tang-Shan earthquake of 1976, indicates that, in the area of strong surface shaking, damage to underground facilities decreases exponentially with depth to 500 m (1640 ft). Below this depth, damage remains constant. In addition, the rate of reduction of earthquake shaking away from the source fault is greater in the subsurface than on the surface.


ISSN: 8755-2930
EISSN: 1944-8201
Serial Title: Earthquake Spectra
Serial Volume: 1
Serial Issue: 4
Title: The distribution of earthquake damage to underground facilities during the 1976 Tang-Shan earthquake
Affiliation: Xian Geologic College, Xian, China
Pages: 741-757
Published: 198508
Text Language: English
Publisher: Earthquake Engineering Research Institute, Berkeley, CA, United States
References: 5
Accession Number: 2021-000729
Categories: SeismologyEngineering geology
Document Type: Serial
Bibliographic Level: Analytic
Illustration Description: illus. incl. geol. sketch map
N37°00'00" - N40°00'00", E115°00'00" - E120°00'00"
Country of Publication: United States
Secondary Affiliation: GeoRef, Copyright 2020, American Geosciences Institute. Reference includes data from GeoScienceWorld, Alexandria, VA, United States
Update Code: 2021
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