The Loma Prieta earthquake struck the San Francisco area on October 17, 1989, causing 63 deaths and $10 billion worth of damage. This book reviews existing research on the Loma Prieta quake and draws from it practical lessons that could be applied to other earthquake-prone areas of the country. The volume contains seven keynote papers presented at a symposium on the earthquake and includes an overview written by the committee offering recommendations to improve seismic safety and earthquake awareness in parts of the country susceptible to earthquakes.
National Research Council. 1994. Practical Lessons from the Loma Prieta Earthquake. Washington, DC: The National Academies Press. https://doi.org/10.17226/2269.
|Overview: Lessons and Recommendations from the Committee for the Symposium on Practical Lessons from the Loma Prieta Earthquake||1-18|
|1. Legacy of the Loma Prieta Earthquake: Challenges to Other Communities||19-28|
|2. The Geotechnical Aspects||29-68|
|4. Emergency Preparedness and Response||105-134|
|5. Lifeline Perspective||135-164|
|6. Highway Bridges||165-218|
|7. Recovery, Mitigation, and Planning||219-238|
|Appendix A: Symposium Presenters||239-244|
|Appendix B: Symposium Agenda||245-248|
|Appendix C: Attendees at the Symposium||249-270|
|Appendix D: Biographical Sketches of the Members of the Committee on Practical Lessons from the Loma Prieta Earthquake||271-274|
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