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Performance of Federal Buildings in the January 17, 1994 Northridge Earthquake.


pdf icon Performance of Federal Buildings in the January 17, 1994 Northridge Earthquake. (1245 K)
Todd, D. R.; Bieniawski, A. S.

NISTIR 5574; 25 p. January 1995.

Available from:

National Technical Information Service
Order number: PB95-231775

Keywords:

earthquakes; building performance; building technology; federal buildings; Northridge earthquake; seismic

Abstract:

On January 17, 1994, a magnitude 6.8 earthquake struck Northridge, California, in the northeast suburbs of Los Angeles. This report summarizes information compiled by the Interagency Committee on Seismic Safety in Construction (ICSSC) on the performance of federally-owned buildings in the Northridge earthquake. Eleven agencies reported that they owned buildings in the affected area. Collectively, over 4000 federally-owned buildings were shaken; approximately 120 were damaged by the quake. Only two sites were reported to have suffered major damage; most damage was minor. The estimated cost to repair the damaged buildings is $127 million.