Location

New York, New York

Session Start Date

4-13-2004

Session End Date

4-17-2004

Abstract

The Adriatic coastal area of Albania, as one of the most seismic areas of Albania, where the most of the population of the country is concentrated, is characterized by flat topographic conditions with many sandy beaches and lagoons, filled by recent Quaternary sediments of thickness from 100-150 m, down to bedrocks with shallow underground water level. During recent earthquakes many liquefaction phenomena of interest were observed in this area. The liquefaction phenomena during the great earthquake of April 15, 1979(Ms=6.9, Io=IX degrees) were detected and studied personally by the author and presented in this paper. Based on those data and other case studies, an assessment of the liquefaction potential was performed for the most important coastal cities of Durres and Vlora

Department(s)

Civil, Architectural and Environmental Engineering

Appears In

International Conference on Case Histories in Geotechnical Engineering

Meeting Name

Fifth Conference

Publisher

University of Missouri--Rolla

Publication Date

4-13-2004

Document Version

Final Version

Rights

© 2004 University of Missouri--Rolla, All rights reserved.

Document Type

Article - Conference proceedings

File Type

text

Language

English

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Induced Seismic Impacts Observed in Coastal Area of Albania: Case Studies

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The Adriatic coastal area of Albania, as one of the most seismic areas of Albania, where the most of the population of the country is concentrated, is characterized by flat topographic conditions with many sandy beaches and lagoons, filled by recent Quaternary sediments of thickness from 100-150 m, down to bedrocks with shallow underground water level. During recent earthquakes many liquefaction phenomena of interest were observed in this area. The liquefaction phenomena during the great earthquake of April 15, 1979(Ms=6.9, Io=IX degrees) were detected and studied personally by the author and presented in this paper. Based on those data and other case studies, an assessment of the liquefaction potential was performed for the most important coastal cities of Durres and Vlora