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Re: Earth Quake in Pakistan: More than 30 die

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Keep in mind that a M7.9 event such as India's is capable of producing much
more damage over a substantially larger region than a M7.0 event as was Loma
Prieta or M6.7 event such as Northridge. India's earthquake probably
released over 30 times the energy released in Northridge.

California still has a considerable stock of older buildings vulnerable to
collapse not too unlike those that collapsed in India, Taiwan, and Turkey.

Fred Turner, Staff Structural Engineer, California Seismic Safety
Commission, 1755 Creekside Oaks Drive Suite 100, Sacramento, CA 95833
916-263-0582 Work Phone, 916-263-0594 Fax fturner(--nospam--at)

----- Original Message -----
From: "Yousefi, Ben" <Ben.Yousefi(--nospam--at)>
To: <seaint(--nospam--at)>
Sent: Monday, January 29, 2001 11:31 AM
Subject: RE: Earth Quake in Pakistan: More than 30 die

> Both of them caused around 60 casulaties. Which is really amazing given
> the magnitude of both was around 7.0. It is proof that with conscientious
> engineers and owners and a decent code regulatory environment, building
> performance can be much improved.
> -----Original Message-----
> From: Dave Adams [SMTP:davea(--nospam--at)]
> Sent: Monday, January 29, 2001 10:48 AM
> To: 'seaint(--nospam--at)'
> Subject: RE: Earth Quake in Pakistan: More than 30 die
> Does anyone remember the death tolls for Loma Prieta (1989) and
> Northridge
> (1994)?
> Regards,
> Dave K. Adams, S.E.
> Lane Engineers, Inc.
> PH: (559) 688-5263
> E-mail: davea(--nospam--at)