Damage and recovery from the 1999 Chichi earthquake in Taiwan

Jiin Song Tsai, Lap Loi Chung, Karl Gee Yu Liu

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This article briefs some experiences and the lessons learned from the disaster of the Chichi earthquake that hard struck central Taiwan on September 21, 1999. Most of the contents are on the basis of many existing literatures. Presented first herein are issues of damages resulted in by the earthquake, including damages to buildings, bridges and ground problems, etc. The aftermath reconstruction and recovery works are described in the following. Finally, the important achievement and preparedness for mitigating future earthquakes are also delineated.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)171-186
Number of pages16
JournalEnvironmental Science and Engineering (Subseries: Environmental Science)
Issue number9783642291067
Publication statusPublished - 2013

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Environmental Engineering
  • Information Systems


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