Tuesday, October 22, 2013

FEMA EARTHQUAKE INFORMATION- regarding 7.1 Magnitude Bohol Philippine Earthquake October 15, 2013

Hi, I'm posting this link from the US Federal Emergency Agency, or FEMA. There is a very comprehensive section on Earthquakes, including publications for building designers, and others.

To those who got hit by the 7.1 or 7.2 Magnitude earthquake in the Visayas, Philippines, do take a look:
  • Building Codes and Seismic Rehabilitation
    Among the most important strategies for earthquake risk reduction are the development, adoption, and enforcement of seismic building codes and standards, and the seismic rehabilitation of existing structures—these publications and tools address the public policy, socioeconomic, and technical aspects of these strategies. (This category combines relevant publications from the “Public Policy Makers and Planners” and “Building Designers, Managers, and Regulators” categories.)
Another excerpt

FEMA E-74 Reducing the Risks of Nonstructural Earthquake Damage

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This document explains the sources of earthquake damage that can occur in nonstructural components and provides information on effective methods for reducing risk associated with nonstructural earthquake damage.Download the PDF from the FEMA Library.

Read also
 Some Damaged Churches from 7.1 Visayas Philippines Earthquake, October 15, 2013
Remembering Destructive Earthquakes in Philippines, 1968, 2012
tags: Philippines, Visayas, Bohol, Cebu, earthquake, October 15 Philippine earthquake, information, earthquake preparedness, seismic damage

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