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Ground failure produced by the 29 April 1991 Racha earthquake in Soviet Georgia

Ground failure produced by the 29 April 1991 Racha earthquake in Soviet Georgia

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Published by U.S. Geological Survey, Books and Open-File Report Section in Denver, CO .
Written in English

  • Earthquakes -- Georgia (Republic),
  • Landslides -- Georgia (Republic)

  • Edition Notes

    Statementby Randall W. Jibson, Carol S. Prentice
    SeriesOpen-file report -- 91-392, U.S. Geological Survey open-file report -- 91-392
    ContributionsPrentice, Carol S, Geological Survey (U.S.)
    The Physical Object
    Paginationii, 5 leaves
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL13615086M

    seismically-induced ground failure is defined as any earthquake-generated process that leads to deformations within a soil medium, which in turn results in permanent horizontal or vertical displacements of the ground surface. The following modes of seismically-induced ground failure have been documented in past earthquakes. Standing up to earthquakes: An earthquake destroys buildings by shaking them to pieces. Engineers are finding ways to keep them standing when the ground moves 16 February

    STRONG EARTHQUAKE GROUND MOTION E1 Centro, 18 May This shock has been given a Richter Magnitude of (formerly ). The instrument was somewhat less than 10 miles southwesterly of the trace of the fault which showed relative surface displacement over a length of. Flood Apr 40, Earthquake Mar 20, Flood Feb 16, Earthquake 2-Apr 14, Note: Soviet Union divided into seperate countries in late , after that all natural disasters in that area included in Armenia, Azerbaijan, Belarus, Estonia, Georgia, Kazakhstan, Top 10 Natural Disasters Soviet Union Author: 1.

    Scientists reported a magnitude earthquake centered in Eastern Kentucky shortly after noon. According to the United States Geological Survey, the quake was centered about 8 miles west of the town of Whitesburg, KY. The quake was felt in the Carolinas, Tennessee, Virginia, West Virginia, Ohio, Southern Indiana and in Northern Georgia. The Uttarkashi earthquake of 19 October (MS = ) occurred in the greater Himalayan region north of the main central thrust, at an estimated depth of 12 km. The fault plane solution indicates a low-angle thrust mechanism, striking northwest, consistent with the tectonic pattern of thrusting in the region.

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GROUND FAILURE PRODUCED BY THE 29 APRIL RACHA EARTHQUAKE IN SOVIET GEORGIA by Randall W. Jibson and Carol S. Prentice INTRODUCTION On 29 Aprila magnitude earthquake struck the Racha region of Soviet by: 5. Ground failure produced by the 29 April Racha earthquake in Soviet Georgia Open-File Report By: Randall W.

Jibson and Carol S. Prentice. The Racha earthquake occurred in the province of Racha, Georgia, at UTC on 29 April. Centered on the districts of Oni and Ambrolauri on the southern foothills of the Greater Caucasus mountains, it killedleft approximatelyhomeless and caused severe damage, including to several medieval affected: Georgia.

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He has conducted numerous post-earthquake investigations in the United States and throughout the world and is an internationally recognized expert in earthquake-triggered landslides. This is an incomplete list of earthquakes in Georgia (country).

Region Date Mag. Intensity Epicenter Depth (km) Deaths Injuries Source Georgia earthquake September 8 M w: VII Racha earthquake: Racha: April 29 M w: IX 17 Gori earthquake Sovereign states: Afghanistan, Armenia. On 29 April an Ms earthquake occurred in the Racha region of the Great Caucasus Mountains in north-central Republic of Georgia.

The earthquake occurred on a thrust fault striking roughly east-west and dipping about 20° to 45° northward; focal depth was 17 ± 2 km. We observed no surface fault rupture, but the earthquake caused extensive structural damage to the many unreinforced Cited by: Apr 30,  · At Least 30 Die in Soviet Georgia Quake.

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