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>The EERI Learning from Earthquakes Program presents
>
>TECHNICAL BRIEFINGS ON THE TAIWAN EARTHQUAKE OF SEPTEMBER 21, 1999
>Cost:  $20.00 EERI Members/$35.00 Non-Members -- payable at registration.
>Final reconnaissance report to be provided to all attendees upon
publication.
>
>Tuesday, November 9, 1999
>4 - 6:30 pm
>PG&E Auditorium
>245 Market Street, San Francisco, CA 94105
>
>Wednesday, November 10, 1999
>4 - 6:30 pm
>University of Southern California, Davidson Conference Center, 3415 S.
>Figueroa Street, Los Angeles, CA 90007
>(Parking available for $3 at lot directly across from Davidson Conference
>Center, SE Corner of Jefferson and Figueroa)
>
>Doors open 30 minutes before Briefings
>
>On Tuesday, September 21 at 1:47 a.m. local time, a 7.6 ML earthquake
>occurred in central Taiwan on the Chelongpu thrust fault, 90 miles south of
>Taipei, resulting in over 70 km of fault rupture and causing most serious
>losses in the counties of Nantou and Taichung. More than 2,100 people were
>killed, thousands injured, and 100,000 left homeless.  Dramatic surface
>faulting, landslides, and damage to highways, bridges and other lifelines
>compounded relief efforts.  Thousands of residential and commercial
>buildings were damaged or destroyed, including many recently built
high-rise
>buildings.  Losses to buildings and infrastructure are estimated at $8
>billion (US dollars). A real-time earthquake monitoring system exists, but
>no warning system was in place at the time of the earthquake.  EERI team
>members traveled to Taiwan within days of the earthquake, where they met
>with members of the local research community. Their observations focus on
>the nature and extent of damage and will cover the following topics:
>
>. Seismology
>. Geotechnical considerations
>. Structures
>. Real-time monitoring/societal impacts
>. Lifelines
>. Highways and Bridges
>
>EERI Reconnaissance Team Members:
>Joseph Uzarski, Structural Engineer:  Team Leader, Structures
>Michael O'Rourke, Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute: Lifelines
>Norman Abrahamson, PG&E: Seismology and Strong Ground Motion
>James Goltz, Caltech Office of Earthquake Programs: Social and Policy
>Implications
>Ignatius Po Lam, Earth Mechanics, Inc.:  Geotechnical Issues
>Navin Amin, Middlebrook + Louie: Structures
>Wen Tseng, International Civil Engineering Consultants: Lifelines
>
>EERI's Learning from Earthquakes program is funded by the National Science
>Foundation under Grant # CMS-9526408
>
>Earthquake Engineering Research Institute, 499 14th Street, Suite 320,
>Oakland, CA 94612-1934
>Phone (510) 451-0905/Fax (510 ) 451-5411, http://www.eeri.org, e-mail:
>eeri(--nospam--at)eeri.org
>

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