The long recurrence period and high consequence earthquakes events in the New Madrid Seismic Zone have caused some federal agencies (e.g., NEHRP, FHWA) to look at the more densely populated areas where higher seismic risk is present. This paper presents the data collection, interpretation, and analysis of the geotechnical information required for an earthquake loss estimation study in St. Louis metro area. The loss estimation study was limited to the highway transportation system, where only the major highways were considered. The project information was processed using a GIS, and the subsequent loss analysis was executed using the HAZUS-MH program.
R. Luna et al., "Earthquake Hazard Input for Loss Estimation Study: St. Louis Highway System," Proceedings of the GeoCongress 2006: Geotechnical Engineering in the Information Technology Age, American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE), Jan 2006.
The definitive version is available at http://dx.doi.org/10.1061/40803(187)114
GeoCongress 2006 (2006: Feb. 26-Mar. 1, Atlanta, GA)
Civil, Architectural and Environmental Engineering
Keywords and Phrases
New Madrid Seismic Zone; St. Louis-Missouri; damage; earthquakes; highway management; loss estimation; risk management
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