THE VARYING DAMAGE OF THE CHRISTCHURCH EARTHQUAKES

THE VARYING DAMAGE OF THE CHRISTCHURCH EARTHQUAKES

Damage from the Canterbury earthquakes varied greatly from region to region of Christchurch. One street may have been completely destroyed, while another in close proximity was untouched. The reason for this variance is multifaceted. Different soil types react differently to seismic activity, and each area has differing styles of buildings. This means that areas with […]

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TYPES OF BUILDING DAMAGE CAUSED BY EARTHQUAKES

TYPES OF BUILDING DAMAGE CAUSED BY EARTHQUAKES

Building damage caused by earthquakes can be divided into two broad categories: damage that was caused solely by earthquake shaking; and damage that resulted from ground deformation including liquefaction, lateral spreading or landslip. All of these types of damage can have devastating impacts on land and buildings. While shaking damage to dwellings has been observed […]

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