Building collapse and human deaths resulting from the Chi-Chi earthquake in Taiwan, September 1999

Yen Fisiung Liao, Long Chih Hwang, Chih Ching Chang, Yu Jue Hong, I. Nong Lee, Jen Hsuan Huang, Shu Fang Lin, Maurice Shen, Chia Hong Lin, Yung Yen Gau, Chin Tzo Yang

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摘要

In this study, the authors attempted to determine factors associated with earthquake deaths in the great Chi-Chi Earthquake that occurred on September 21, 1999, in Taiwan. An isoseismal map was used to identify life-threatening hazards. The vertical peak ground acceleration of ground motion intensity was deemed the most appropriate index for the evaluation of building collapse and mortality. Mortality increased with the increase in earthquake intensity, and building collapse, approaching the epicenter. The greatest number of collapsed buildings and human deaths occurred between the Chelungpu Fault and the Shuantun Fault. Individuals 65 yr of age and older were the most vulnerable to the impact. The authors' findings suggest that improvements in earthquake-resistant building design and construction, as well as improved medical rescue for the elderly, could reduce the level of exposure to earthquake hazards.

原文English
頁(從 - 到)572-578
頁數7
期刊Archives of Environmental Health
58
發行號9
DOIs
出版狀態Published - 2003 九月

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • 環境化學
  • 環境科學 (全部)
  • 公共衛生、環境和職業健康
  • 健康、毒理學和誘變

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