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Linear Damage Distribution And Seismic Fractures At The Egio Earthquake (15 June 1995, Greece)

Price

Free (open access)

Paper DOI

10.2495/ERES960031

Volume

23

Pages

10

Published

1996

Size

1,331 kb

Author(s)

E. Lekkas, S. Lozios, H. Kranis & E. Skourtsos

Abstract

On June 15, 1995, a Ms=6.1 R earthquake hit the region around Egio (Northern Peloponnese, Greece), killing 26 people, damaging severely 2,000 buildings while 10,000 more suffered minor damage. The shock gave rise to liquefaction, submarine landslides, coastline changes, while seismic fractures of considerable magnitude were observed. The latter occurred along an E-W trending zone, from the city of Egio and for 2 km to the West. They cut river terraces, recent and artificial landfill, and Late Pleistocene consolidated conglomerates. The highest intensities were observed along the fractures, with virtually all constructions that lay along them being significantly damaged. Not only older houses, roads and minor constructions were damaged, but also modern apartment blocks and resid

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