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    EARTHQUAKE ENGINEERING IN AUSTRALIA BEFORE MECKERING AND AFTER NEWCASTLE by Charles Bubb BE‚ DIC (Eng. Seis.)‚ FIEAust‚ CPEng SUMMARY Earthquake Engineering in Australia‚ as elsewhere‚ has been formulated in the aftermath of damaging earthquakes. The first Australian Code AS2121-1979 was written and published after the 1968 Meckering WA earthquake. The second AS1170.4 1993 was published after the 1989 Newcastle NSW earthquake. Good quality Building Codes are a necessary basis for sound earthquake

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    1)EARTHQUAKE RESISTANT DESIGN OF STRUCTURES PANKAJ AGRAWAL‚ MANISH SHRIKHANDE This comprehensive and well-organized book presents the concepts and principles of earthquake resistant design of structures in an easy-to-read style. The use of these principles helps in the implementation of seismic design practice. The book adopts a step-by-step approach‚ starting from the fundamentals of structural dynamics to application of seismic codes in analysis and design of structures. The text also focusses

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    making it susceptible to earthquakes CONSTRUCTION OF EARTHQUAKE RESISTENT BUILDINGS IN SEISMIC ZONES OF INDIA Earthquakes occur due to movements along faults that have evolved through geological and tectonic processes. Often they occur without any prior warning and are‚ therefore‚ unpredictable. The large area of India is prone to earthquake. The construction of earthquake resistant building is the only solution for safeguarding our urban centres from the menace of earthquakes. On the basis of

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    Underwater earthquake causing Tsunami. * The 2004 Indian Ocean earthquake was an undersea megathrust earthquake that occurred at 00:58:53UTC on Sunday‚ 26 December 2004‚ with an epicentre off the west coast of Sumatra‚ Indonesia. The quake itself is known by the scientific community as the Sumatra–Andaman earthquake. The resulting tsunami was given various names‚ including the 2004 Indian Ocean tsunami‚ South Asian tsunami‚ Indonesian tsunami‚ and the Boxing Day tsunami. * The earthquake was caused

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    2013 a calamity so unexpected and tragic struck the islands in Central Visayas. Recorded as the deadliest earthquake that struck the Philippines in 23 years‚ fear‚ anxiety and panic were felt all throughout the area. Houses collapsed‚ buildings got destroyed and churches had fallen. More crucially‚ lives had been taken. Currently‚ we’re still within weeks after the 7.2 magnitude earthquake‚ hit into the peaceful surfaces of Bohol and Cebu. The destruction brought about by the quake is heartbreaking—over

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    A Project Report On “Earthquake Vibration Control In Building Frames” Submitted in partial fulfillment of The requirements for the degree of Bachelor of Engineering Department of Civil Engineering i ABSTRACT The design of building and bridge structures for earthquake resistance by the ductile design approach is covered‚ including performance criteria‚ structural configuration‚ design seismic forces‚ mechanisms of post-elastic deformation‚ capacity design‚ detailing of reinforcement

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    Comparing Kobe and Sichuan Earthquake- “The wealth of a country influences the nature of the earthquake event experienced there”. With reference to the Kobe earthquake (1995) and Sichuan earthquake (2008)‚ decide whether this statement is true or not. This statement can be true in a number of ways‚ because an MEDCs have generally better infrastructures made for withstanding huge earthquakes unlike LEDCs where houses (especially squatter settlements) are damaged very easily and this makes the

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    AN EARTHQUAKE IN AUSTRALIA Australia has a relatively low rate of seismicity due to its location towards the centre of the Indo-Australian Tectonic Plate. Earthquake activity is much higher around the margins of the Indo-Australian Plate‚ for example In places such as Indonesia‚ Papua New Guinea and New Zealand. Nevertheless‚ many historic earthquakes have Occurred in Australia and Geosciences Australia’s database (QUAKES) contains information on tens of thousands Of historic earthquakes in the

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    Geography- Pakistan’s Earthquake on 2005 The most unfortunate disaster happened in Pakistan on 8th October 2005 and was thought to be the strongest ever to hit the region in a century; a magnitude of 7.6 devastating earthquake occurred in the Himalayan region of northern Pakistan and Kashmir‚ moreover there was a 24 hours of aftershock‚ resulting a huge amount of damaged area across northern of Pakistan and border areas of India; buildings are flattened; the sights of massive triggering landslides

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    The destructive effects of an earthquake can be classified into primary and secondary effects. Primary effects are the immediate damage caused by the quake‚ such as collapsing buildings‚ roads and bridges‚ which may kill many people. Those lucky enough to survive can suffer badly from shock and panic. Secondary effects are the after-effects of the earthquake‚ such as fires‚ tidal waves‚ landslides and disease. Fire - earthquakes destroy gas pipes and electric cables‚ causing fires to spread

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