Earthquake damage in the San Francisco area and projection to Greater Vancouver / authors, J.H. Rainer ... [et al.].: NH17-160/1990E-PDF

"The earthquake that hit the San Francisco area on October 17, 1989 produced damage to buildings, to transportation facilities, and to services in the order of $10 billion (U.S.) and loss of life of over 60 people. This earthquake can be used as a model for the seismic risk faced by the greater Vancouver area because of many similarities with a design earthquake in the Vancouver area. These similarities include earthquake magnitude and duration, location relative to population centres, range of recorded ground accelerations, and similarities in type of construction"--Exec. Summary.

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Department/Agency Canada. Canada Mortgage and Housing Corporation.
Canada.National Research Council Canada. Institute for Research in Construction.
Title Earthquake damage in the San Francisco area and projection to Greater Vancouver / authors, J.H. Rainer ... [et al.].
Publication type Monograph
Language [English]
Format Electronic
Electronic document
Note(s) "Client report for Canada Mortgage & Housing Corporation".
"Report No. CH-6026.1; report date: 2 January 1990; contract no. CR-6026".
Digitized edition from print produced 2015 [for Canada Mortgage and Housing Corporation].
Includes bibliographic references.
Publishing information [Ottawa] : Canada Mortgage and Housing Corporation, 1990.
Author / Contributor Rainer, J. H.
Description 42 p. : photos, maps, ill., chart.
Catalogue number
  • NH17-160/1990E-PDF
Subject terms Earthquakes
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