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Author(s): Esmeralda Paupério
Xavier Romão
Aníbal Costa
Title: Seismic damage to churches: observations from the 2011 Lorca (Spain) earthquake
Issue Date: 2012
Abstract: On 11 May 2011, an earthquake of magnitude Mw = 5.1 hit the city of Lorca, Spain. The earthquake caused alarge amount of damage over a number of buildings. The paper presents an overview of the damages observedduring a two-day reconnaissance trip made two weeks after the earthquake. After reviewing the regional tectonicsettings and seismicity, the paper addresses the performance of masonry churches during the earthquake. Thedamage patterns are analysed in light of the type of masonry construction that was found. The level of damage isalso quantified according to an existing grading procedure for churches based on theoretical failure mechanisms.
Subject: Engenharia estrutural, Engenharia civil
Structural engineering, Civil engineering
Scientific areas: Ciências da engenharia e tecnologias::Engenharia civil
Engineering and technology::Civil engineering
Source: 15th World Conference on Earthquake Engineering, WCEE 2012
Document Type: Artigo em Livro de Atas de Conferência Internacional
Rights: openAccess
Appears in Collections:FEUP - Artigo em Livro de Atas de Conferência Internacional

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