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Re: Columbian Earthquake - Any first hand structural assessments?

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Juan Carlos:

Would you tell us population in Armenia y Pereyra cities. And damage to
life-line facilities.

carlos arce

On Wed, 27 Jan 1999, JUAN_CARLOS_GRAY_URIBE wrote:

> Most of the damage occurred in one and two story houses, built with clay
> masonry or in wood-adobe construction , with heavy roof loads due to the
> use of clay tiles. We are also assuming that the most damage occurred in
> zones of the towns that were above old landfills.  Most of the damage
> occurred to very old dwellings. I still do not have any information
> about 5 buildings (5 to 11 storys ) that collapsed in Armenia.
> We expect to find out in the future that the damage was inversely
> proportional to the quality of design/construction.  I will keep you
> posted.
> Juan Carlos Gray
> Eddie Gonzalez wrote:
> > 
> > Greetings.
> > 
> > Is there anyone on the list who can give a first hand assessment  of the
> > structural damage caused by the recent Columbian EQ?
> > 
> > Regards,
> > ed gonzalez
> > 
> >