Accession Number:

ADA143554

Title:

California Earthquake Residual Transportation Capability Study.

Descriptive Note:

Final rept.,

Corporate Author:

SYSTAN INC LOS ALTOS CA

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1983-12-01

Pagination or Media Count:

208.0

Abstract:

This report addresses the ability of transportation facilities in California to survive four postulated earthquakes that are based on historical events. The survival of highways, railroads, ports, airports, and pipelines is investigated following indidicual earthquakes along the San Andreas and Hayward faults in Northern California and the San Andreas and Newport-Inglewood faults in Southern California. Each of the four example earthquakes would cause extensive damage to transportation routes in California however, most damage would be of a local nature, affecting either the San Francisco Bay Area or the Los Angeles area. Major intercity routes would survive intact outside the damaged area. The report identifies critical routes and highlights the need for emergency planning to focus repairs on these routes.

Subject Categories:

  • Terminal Flight Facilities
  • Administration and Management
  • Seismology
  • Surface Transportation and Equipment
  • Marine Engineering

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE