Location

San Diego, California

Session Start Date

3-26-2001

Session End Date

3-31-2001

Abstract

On September 21, 1999, a large earthquake of magnitude 7.3 (CWB) occurred in Taiwan resulting in a death toll of over 2,000 people. It was also reported that more than 12,000 buildings and houses were damaged and about the half of those totally collapsed. The present paper concerns with the damage to water supply system and surface rupture during the 1999 Ji-Ji earthquake in Taiwan. An outline of the water supply system and damage to it is presented. The relationships between the damage to water supply pipelines, pipe material, pipe diameter, etc. were investigated. Lifeline system such as electricity, water supply and gas also suffered severe damage. Survey of the surface rupture and damage evaluation of buildings was also conducted.

Department(s)

Civil, Architectural and Environmental Engineering

Appears In

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

Meeting Name

Fourth Conference

Publisher

University of Missouri--Rolla

Publication Date

3-26-2001

Document Version

Final Version

Rights

© 2001 University of Missouri--Rolla, All rights reserved.

Document Type

Article - Conference proceedings

File Type

text

Language

English

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Damage to Water Supply System and Surface Rupture Due to Fault Movement during the 1999 Ji-Ji Earthquake in Taiwan

San Diego, California

On September 21, 1999, a large earthquake of magnitude 7.3 (CWB) occurred in Taiwan resulting in a death toll of over 2,000 people. It was also reported that more than 12,000 buildings and houses were damaged and about the half of those totally collapsed. The present paper concerns with the damage to water supply system and surface rupture during the 1999 Ji-Ji earthquake in Taiwan. An outline of the water supply system and damage to it is presented. The relationships between the damage to water supply pipelines, pipe material, pipe diameter, etc. were investigated. Lifeline system such as electricity, water supply and gas also suffered severe damage. Survey of the surface rupture and damage evaluation of buildings was also conducted.