Location

San Diego, California

Session Start Date

3-26-2001

Session End Date

3-31-2001

Abstract

Medellin is an important industrial city of Colombia, which is the capital of Antioquia province (department) and it is located in the northwest of this country. It has a very high population density about 2,000,000 people and an area of just 100 km2. Its location makes it very susceptible to suffer earthquakes and its great topographical and geological diversity stand out the importance of local effects associated to earthquakes. These reasons led to carry out the Medellin Seismic Instrumentation and Microzonation Study, which main purpose was to develop and propose new provisions for designing and constructing new buildings in Medellin. The results of this project are also very useful to determine potential damage of existing constructions during earthquake motions. This paper describes the detail methodology of the Medellin Seismic Instrumentation and Microzonation Project and discusses the final results of this study.

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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Methodology and Final Results of the Medellin Seismic Instrumentation and Microzonation Project

San Diego, California

Medellin is an important industrial city of Colombia, which is the capital of Antioquia province (department) and it is located in the northwest of this country. It has a very high population density about 2,000,000 people and an area of just 100 km2. Its location makes it very susceptible to suffer earthquakes and its great topographical and geological diversity stand out the importance of local effects associated to earthquakes. These reasons led to carry out the Medellin Seismic Instrumentation and Microzonation Study, which main purpose was to develop and propose new provisions for designing and constructing new buildings in Medellin. The results of this project are also very useful to determine potential damage of existing constructions during earthquake motions. This paper describes the detail methodology of the Medellin Seismic Instrumentation and Microzonation Project and discusses the final results of this study.