Location

St. Louis, Missouri

Session Start Date

4-2-1995

Session End Date

4-7-1995

Abstract

On the 12th of October, 1992 an earthquake of 5. 7 moment magnitude hit Dahshour (Egypt) and the surrounding area. The characteristics of the building stock exposed to this earthquake is firstly presented in the paper. Then, the Dahshour earthquake is discussed in terms of the lessons that can be learned by engineers. The paper presents a short description of the geotechnical effects and the observed patterns of damage of the existing building categories and monuments. Finally, a list of the most important conclusions is introduced.

Department(s)

Civil, Architectural and Environmental Engineering

Appears In

International Conferences on Recent Advances in Geotechnical Earthquake Engineering and Soil Dynamics

Meeting Name

Third Conference

Publisher

University of Missouri--Rolla

Publication Date

4-2-1995

Document Version

Final Version

Rights

© 1995 University of Missouri--Rolla, All rights reserved.

Document Type

Article - Conference proceedings

File Type

text

Language

English

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The Dahshour (Egypt) Earthquake of 12th of October 1992

St. Louis, Missouri

On the 12th of October, 1992 an earthquake of 5. 7 moment magnitude hit Dahshour (Egypt) and the surrounding area. The characteristics of the building stock exposed to this earthquake is firstly presented in the paper. Then, the Dahshour earthquake is discussed in terms of the lessons that can be learned by engineers. The paper presents a short description of the geotechnical effects and the observed patterns of damage of the existing building categories and monuments. Finally, a list of the most important conclusions is introduced.