Performance of Federal Buildings in the January 17, 1994 Northridge Earthquake.
Performance of Federal Buildings in the January 17, 1994
Todd, D. R.; Bieniawski, A. S.
NISTIR 5574; 25 p. January 1995.
Available from: National Technical Information Service
Order number: PB95-231775
earthquakes; building performance; building technology;
federal buildings; Northridge earthquake; seismic
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