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Andrew Kester wrote:

. > I am not saying it is 100% correct, but:

. > -There is no mention of seismic design in the Florida Building Code 2000.
. > -It is not offered even as a load combination in Chapter 16
. > -I have never heard of any engineers designing for Seismic in FL

. > Now, I know very little about seismic and what the IBC numbers mean, but 
. > in comparison to other seismically active zones they seem insignificant. I
. > guess even the most minor seismic load, if you think of an indoor 
. > industrial application with extremely heavy equipment loads I suppose it 
. > could be a factor... Just something we have never come across.

. > Funny FBC tidbit:

. > Section 1606 - Snow Loads
. > All buildings and structures are exempt from snow load provisions.

. > Next section...

Maybe the next edition of the FBC will include EQ.

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. > Date: Tue, 29 Apr 2003 03:43:40 -0600 (MDT)
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. > Subject: 2003/04/29 08:59 M 4.5 ALABAMA Z=  5km 34.55N  85.50W
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. > 2003/04/29 08:59 M 4.5 ALABAMA Z=  5km 34.55N  85.50W

. >         This information is provided by the USGS 
. >          National Earthquake Information Center.
. >     (Address problems to: sedas(--nospam--at)ghtmail.cr.usgs.gov)

. > These parameters are preliminary and subject to revision.

. > A magnitude 4.5 earthquake IN ALABAMA has occurred at:
. > 34.55N  85.50W  Depth   5km  Tue Apr 29 08:59:36 2003 UTC

. > Time: Universal Time         (UTC) Tue Apr 29 08:59:36 2003
. >       Time Near Epicenter          Tue Apr 29 03:59:36 2003
. >       Eastern Daylight Time  (EDT) Tue Apr 29 04:59:36 2003
. >       Central Daylight Time  (CDT) Tue Apr 29 03:59:36 2003
. >       Mountain Daylight Time (MDT) Tue Apr 29 02:59:36 2003
. >       Pacific Daylight Time  (PDT) Tue Apr 29 01:59:36 2003
. >       Alaska Daylight Time   (ADT) Tue Apr 29 00:59:36 2003
. >       Hawaii Standard Time   (HST) Mon Apr 28 22:59:36 2003

. > Location with respect to nearby cities:
. >      25 km (15 miles) ENE of Fort Payne, Alabama (pop 12,000)
. >      45 km (30 miles) NW of Rome, Georgia (pop 34,000)
. >      50 km (30 miles) ESE of Scottsboro, Alabama (pop 14,000)
. >      255 km (155 miles) NNE of MONTGOMERY, Alabama


A. Roger Turk, P.E.(Structural)
Tucson, Arizona

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