Seismic reconnaissance and observed damage after the Mw 6.8, 24 August 2016 Chauk (Central Myanmar) earthquake

Publication Date : 2017-05-19
Author : Zaw, S. H.T. OrnthammarathN. Poovarodom
Countries : Myanmar
Disaster Management Theme :
Disaster Type : Earthquake
Document Type : Research Paper
Languange : en
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On 24 August 2016 Mw 6.8 earthquake occurred near Chauk, Central Myanmar. This earthquake caused a significant amount of damage over a very large number of historical monuments. After providing a general summary of the regional tectonic settings and seismicity, the observed ground motion has been discussed, and performance of structures in the epicentral area is addressed, focusing on the damage observed in both historical and recent constructions. The observed damage patterns and their extent are analyzed and interpreted in light of observed damage that was found. Lastly, seismic fragility curves of local buildings have been derived.