Steps in Earthquake Proofing a Country: A Case Study of Myanmar

Show simple item record MacRae, G. A. Myint, U. T. Jain, Sudhir Kumar 2014-03-16T09:19:20Z 2014-03-16T09:19:20Z 2011-06
dc.identifier.citation MacRae, G. A.; Myint, U. T. and Jain, Sudhir Kumar, “Steps in earthquake proofing a country: A case study of Myanmar”, Bulletin of the New Zealand society for earthquake engineering, vol. 44, no. 2, pp. 87-98, Jun. 2011. en_US
dc.identifier.issn 1174-9857
dc.description.abstract In many countries around the world, building and bridge structures with close proximity to known earthquake faults have been constructed with little consideration to the effects of strong ground shaking. This paper discusses some of the infrastructure and systems required in a country to prevent structural collapse, and hence major loss, in a major earthquake. The modus operandi of one group which seeks to reduce earthquake loss in these countries, the World Seismic Safety Initiative, is described. Finally, a case study is carried out on Myanmar where extraordinary strides that have been made toward earthquake risk reduction in a relatively short period of time. en_US
dc.description.statementofresponsibility by G. A. MacRae, U. T. Myint, and Sudhir Kumar Jain
dc.format.extent Vol. 44, No. 2, pp. 87-98
dc.language.iso en en_US
dc.publisher New Zealand Society for Earthquake Engineering en_US
dc.subject Close proximity en_US
dc.subject Earthquake fault en_US
dc.subject Earthquake risk en_US
dc.subject Ground-shaking en_US
dc.subject Modus operandi en_US
dc.subject Myanmars en_US
dc.subject Seismic safety en_US
dc.subject Structural collapse en_US
dc.title Steps in Earthquake Proofing a Country: A Case Study of Myanmar en_US
dc.type Article en_US
dc.relation.journal Bulletin of the New Zealand society for earthquake engineering

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