EARTHQUAKE EFFECTS: THE IMPACT ON BUILDINGS AND ENVIRONMENT

Published in Scientific Papers. Series E. Land Reclamation, Earth Observation & Surveying, Environmental Engineering, Vol. II
Written by Daniela DOBRE, Claudiu-Sorin DRAGOMIR, Emil-Sever GEORGESCU

The direct shaking effects as damage or collapse of buildings, bridges, elevated roads, railways, water towers, water treatment facilities, utility lines, pipelines, electrical generating facilities and transformer stations, are not the only hazard associated with earthquakes, other secondary effects, that are caused by earthquakes, most often a result of strong shaking, such as landslides, soil liquefaction, fires, floods etc. have also played an important role in destruction produced by earthquakes. These effects mean short-term (immediate) or long-term impacts. Depending on the vulnerability of the affected community, large numbers of people may be homeless in the aftermath of an earthquake. The estimating of all hazards is very important in order to get how are changed the life and the environment after an earthquake. The paper present some aspects related to this subject, what are some effects of earthquakes on the natural and built environments, why do buildings collapse in earthquakes, how we can make buildings more resistant to earthquakes etc.

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Dobre D., Dragomir C. S., Georgescu E. S. , 2013, EARTHQUAKE EFFECTS: THE IMPACT ON BUILDINGS AND ENVIRONMENT. Scientific Papers. Series E. Land Reclamation, Earth Observation & Surveying, Environmental Engineering, Vol. II, PRINT ISSN 2285-6064, 5-10.


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