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government"s response to the Northridge earthquake

hearing before the Subcommittee on Government Management, Information, and Technology of the Committee on Government Reform and Oversight, House of Representatives, One Hundred Fourth Congress, second session, January 19, 1996.

by United States. Congress. House. Committee on Government Reform and Oversight. Subcommittee on Government Management, Information, and Technology.

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Written in English

    Places:
  • California,
  • Los Angeles Region.
    • Subjects:
    • Northridge Earthquake, Calif., 1994,
    • Earthquakes -- California -- Los Angeles Region,
    • Disaster relief -- California -- Los Angeles Region,
    • Emergency management -- California -- Los Angeles Region

    • Classifications
      LC ClassificationsKF27 .G66293 1996k
      The Physical Object
      Paginationiii, 176 p. :
      Number of Pages176
      ID Numbers
      Open LibraryOL407621M
      ISBN 10016055201X
      LC Control Number98108437
      OCLC/WorldCa37413753

      earthquake alerted federal and state governments, as well as private insurers to the magnitude of potential losses from earthquakes in urban areas. Detailed Description of Earthquake The Northridge earthquake occurred on an unknown ’blind thrust’, meaning that the rupture never spread to the earth’s surface, but stopped some way below Size: KB. The Delmar T. Oviatt Library at California State University, Northridge was damaged in the Janu Northridge Earthquake, as were most other buildings on the campus. The epicenter of the magnitude quake was about a mile from the California State University, Northridge campus.

        This book provides a global view of the social effects of disaster in developed and developing countries. It focuses on the Northridge Earthquake in the US and other recent disasters to examine vulnerability and post-disaster recovery : Taylor And Francis. 13 The Federal Government and Earthquakes Most of what has been presented in this book is the result of research funded by the U.S. and Canadian federal governments. The U.S. earthquake program is the best in the world, even though it has not yet been able to weave an understanding of earthquake science and engineering into the fabric of.

        Collection of USGS still images taken after the Janu Northridge earthquake highlighting the damage to buildings and infrastructure. Details. Image Dimensions: x Date Taken: Saturday, January 1, Location Taken: Northridge, CA, US. Photographer. The Northridge Earthquake: Vulnerability and Disaster [Bolin, Robert, Stanford, Lois] on *FREE* shipping on qualifying offers. The Northridge Earthquake: Vulnerability and DisasterCited by:


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Government"s response to the Northridge earthquake by United States. Congress. House. Committee on Government Reform and Oversight. Subcommittee on Government Management, Information, and Technology. Download PDF EPUB FB2

The Government's Response To The Northridge Earthquake [United States Congress House of Represen] on *FREE* shipping on qualifying offers. The Government's Response To The Northridge Earthquake. The Northridge earthquake was a moment magnitude (M w), blind thrust earthquake that occurred on Januat a.m.

PST in the San Fernando Valley region of the County of Los epicenter was in Reseda, a neighborhood in the north-central area of the San Fernando quake had a duration of approximately 10–20 seconds, and its peak ground acceleration Areas affected: Greater Los Angeles Area.

Full text of "THE GOVERNMENT'S RESPONSE TO THE NORTHRIDGE EARTHQUAKE" See other formats. Get this from a library. The government's response to the Northridge earthquake: hearing before the Subcommittee on Government Management, Information, and Technology of the Committee on Government Reform and Oversight, House of Representatives, One Hundred Fourth Congress, second session, Janu [United States.

Congress. House. Full text of "The government's response to the Northridge earthquake: hearing before the Subcommittee on Government Management, Information, and Technology of the Committee on Government Reform and Oversight, House of Representatives, One Hundred Fourth Congress, second session, Janu " See other formats.

On Januthe Northridge earthquake rattled Los Angeles and caused major damage to roads and bridges around the city. As the agency responsible for building and maintaining the state's transportation system, the California Department of Transportation (Caltrans) responded with an immediate three-pronged attack: first with an immediate emergency response; second, by.

This program has coordinated, through the California Geological Survey, earthquake scenarios on the Cascadia Subduction Zone, the San Jacinto Fault in southeast California, and the Rodgers Creek Fault in the Bay Area, and the Great California ShakeOut response each October 15 to a M earthquake on the southern San Andreas fault.

The magnitude Northridge Earthquake occurred on Janu at AM, killing more t injuring more than 9, and causing widespread damage throughout the. Social response to the Northridge California Earthquake Paul W.

O'Brien The following is the final report on the Northridge earthquake that struck southern California on Janu Various city governments got together to devote. Northridge earthquake ofearthquake that struck the densely populated San Fernando Valley in southern California, U.S., on Jan.

17, The third major earthquake to occur in the state in 23 years (after the San Fernando Valley and San Francisco–Oakland earthquakes), the. The Northridge earthquake triggered a complex set of organizational, household, and individual actions across a large and dispersed urban area.

In Chapters 3 and 4 we considered historical factors that have shaped the urban forms and structures of social inequality across the region.

Northridge California Earthquake Summary Summary The most damaging earthquake in the history of the United States struck the northern flank of the Los Angeles basin on Janu The magnitude Northridge earthquake occurred on a "blind" orCited by: 1. Northridge Earthquake. Because of its history with earthquakes, California is the origin of much of the national earthquake policy (Sylves ).

California is thus a great case study for the evolution and applicability of earthquake policy. On Janua Richter scale magnitude earthquake struck Northridge, California, at a.m. Use of Loss Estimates by Government Agencies in the Northridge Earthquake for Response and Recovery, Earthquake Spectra, Vol.

12, no. 3 (August ), pp. Seismic Response of an Instrumented Story Steel Frame Building Damaged in the Northridge Earthquake, Earthquake Spectra, Vol. 13, no. 1 (February ), pp. USGS Response to an Urban Earthquake: Northridge ' Open-File Report Preface.

Document Preparation Information. Summary. A Direct Hit on a Modern American City. The Northridge earthquake that shook Southern California in claimed more than 60 lives and caused an estimated $44 billion in damage.

Fifteen years later, FEMA headquarters was still deciding. They created the California Earthquake Authority (CEA), a publicly managed, privately funded organization that provides earthquake insurance coverage to members.

It is non-mandatory. Conclusion. Northridge was devastating (deaths, injuries, damage), Response was. Earthquake epicenters occur mostly along tectonic plate boundaries, and especially on the Pacific Ring of Fire. Global plate tectonic movement An earthquake (also known as a quake, tremor or temblor) is the shaking of the surface of the Earth resulting from a sudden release of energy in the Earth 's lithosphere that creates seismic waves.

Earthquakes can range in size from those that are so. Publisher Summary. During the JanuNorthridge earthquake, the Mission-Gothic Undercrossing bridge collapsed after severe damage. Its unusual layout of bents, directional dependence of flared column stiffness, and an arrangement of stirrups in the lower part of the column's flare led to its collapse under strong ground motion.

When the Northridge earthquake struck at a.m. on Januit left much of the city in ruins with buildings and freeways collapsed. When the dust settled, 57 people had died. With funding from the National Science Foundation, the Disaster Research Center conducted research on the emergency response and early relief activities undertaken in response to the many problems and consequences of this destructive earthquake in a major metropolitan area.Ghilarducci was a deputy chief with the Governor’s Office of Emergency Services at the time of the Northridge earthquake.

This disaster was the 11 th biggest temblor in Southern California and left 3, residential and commercial buildings unsafe for occupancy or re-entry.Northridge Earthquake should serve as a wake-up call to prepare in earnest for major disasters.2 In addition to managing its own impacted areas (more than 2, square miles and 50 cities), the L.A.

County Fire Department deployed its person FEMA USAR Task Force and.