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Assessing Damage For Herkenbosch, The Netherlands, Due To The Roermond Earthquake Of April 13, 1992

Price

Free (open access)

Paper DOI

10.2495/SD950441

Volume

15

Pages

8

Published

1995

Size

896 kb

Author(s)

P.M. Maurenbrecher & G. de Vries

Abstract

During the April 13 1992 Roermond earthquake the town of Herkenbosch suffered extensive damage. To examine the extent of the damage a door to door enquiry survey was carried out. 75% of the households replied to the survey, which is based on "yes" or "no" replies to questions on the residents' experience during the earthquake, the damage to their homes and other observations. The replies were entered into a database. Examples of selected replies are given to show their geographical distribution. The study requires further input data to enable more effective use of the information. To facilitate this, the present database is structured in a way that further information can be easily added; for example reports from the Rampenfonds (Disaster Fund) survey, municipalit

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