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ES 19:Sup A (Jan 2003) Southern Peru, Earthquake of June 23, 2001

Southern Peru Earthquake of June 23, 2001 Reconnaissance Report.

On June 23, 2001, the region of southern Peru and northern Chile was shaken by a Mw 8.4 earthquake, arguably the largest worldwide since 1965. Approximately 80 people were killed and 70 missing and presumed dead. In all, the earthquake affected more than 200,000 people. It was the result of thrust faulting on the boundary between the Nazca and South American plates. Structural damage was concentrated on adobe houses and historical constructions, but a significant number of engineered structures were damaged, mostly attributable to short–column effects. There was widespread damage to the highway system, and a destructive tsunami caused significant damage. This issue is a product of the combined efforts of several reconnaissance teams. Other topics covered include seismicity, ground motion and site response, ground failure, geotechnical effects; lifelines, and societal impacts. Guest editors: Adrian Rodriguez-Marek and Curtis Edwards, 165 pp.

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