The Chi-Chi, Taiwan earthquake of 21 September 1999

Report of the NZSEE reconnaissance team

  • D.R. Brunsdon Spencer Holmes Ltd, Wellington, New Zealand
  • R. A. Davey Opus International Consultants Ltd, Wellington, New Zealand
  • C. J. Graham Worley Consultants Ltd, Hamilton, New Zealand
  • G. K. Sidwell Connell Wagner ltd, Auckland, New Zealand
  • P. Villamor GNS Science, Lower Hutt, New Zealand
  • R. H. White Thames Valley Combined District Civil Defence, Thames, New Zealand
  • J. X. Zhao GNS Science, Lower Hutt, New Zealand

Abstract

This report on the 21 September 1999 Taiwan earthquake describes the event and its impacts, along with the observations of the New Zealand Society for Earthquake Engineering Reconnaissance Team. The report covers the effects of the earthquake on the ground, lifelines, buildings, bridges, other structures and the community. The emergency management response is outlined, along with the response of the earthquake engineering community. Lessons for New Zealand are presented and discussed.

References

Works Consultancy Services Ltd (1995). "Earthquake Risk Assessment Study", Report for the Wellington Regional Council.

Savage, J. (1997), "Economic effects of a Major Earthquake", Report for EQC, NZ Institute for Economic Research, Wellington.

Published
2000-06-30
How to Cite
Brunsdon , D., Davey, R. A., Graham , C. J., Sidwell, G. K., Villamor, P., White, R. H., & Zhao, J. X. (2000). The Chi-Chi, Taiwan earthquake of 21 September 1999 . Bulletin of the New Zealand Society for Earthquake Engineering, 33(2), 105-167. https://doi.org/10.5459/bnzsee.33.2.105-167
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