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Loma Prieta damage largely attributed to enhanced ground shaking

January 1, 1994

Approximately 98% of the $5.9 billion in property damage from the 1989 Loma Prieta earthquake was caused directly by ground shaking; enhanced ground shaking was directly responsible for approximately two-thirds, $4.1 billion, of the total property loss. These observations indicate that we must understand local controls of shaking and enhancement, not just local sources of shaking. Earthquake hazard reduction efforts in the United States would benefit from improved understanding of phenomena that enhance ground shaking. -from Author

Citation Information

Publication Year 1994
Title Loma Prieta damage largely attributed to enhanced ground shaking
DOI
Authors T.L. Holzer
Publication Type Article
Publication Subtype Journal Article
Series Title Eos, Transactions, American Geophysical Union
Series Number
Index ID 70017532
Record Source USGS Publications Warehouse
USGS Organization