Learning from the recent Taiwan Meinong Earthquake

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This paper highlights the lessons learned following a reconnaissance trip to Tainan, Taiwan two weeks after the February 2016 earthquake. The reconnaissance was conducted by Gilsanz, Murray Steficek engineers (GMS) and an earthquake engineer from the United States Geological Survey (USGS), in collaboration with the Earthquake Engineering Research Institute (EERI), the Applied Technical Council (ATC) and the National Center for Research in Earthquake Engineering (NCREE) of Taiwan. Observations were made of damages, success of base-isolated high-rise and retrofitted school buildings, site effects and ground failures as well as the response of both city agencies and building owners to the earthquake. The motivation for engineers and the public for such a mission is to learn from the observations to be better prepared for the next earthquake.

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Publication type Conference Paper
Publication Subtype Conference Paper
Title Learning from the recent Taiwan Meinong Earthquake
Year Published 2016
Language English
Publisher Structural Engineers Association of California
Contributing office(s) Earthquake Science Center
Description 9 p.
Larger Work Type Book
Larger Work Subtype Conference publication
Larger Work Title SEAOC 2016 convention proceedings
First page 400
Last page 408
Conference Title SEAOC 2016 Convention
Conference Location Ka'anapali Beach, Hawai'i, United States
Conference Date October 12-15, 2016
Country Taiwan
Other Geospatial Meinong
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