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By Wai-Fah Chen; Charles Scawthorn

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2-cm) thick precast, nonstructural reinforced concrete panels. The east wall, also covered with the precast panels, had poured-concrete shear walls between columns in the two northerly bays and in the bottom three stories of the two southerly bays. The rotational displacement induced by the earthquake apparently caused failure of this east wall shear-resistant element, the building became more susceptible to rotational distortion, and the south and west shear walls failed. 29 The Four Seasons Apartments in Anchorage was a six-story, lift-slab reinforced concrete building that crashed to the ground during the earthquake.

The town was destroyed. 5 m high. The sinking of the land also brought about a permanent rise of the sea. The meandering creek bed in the foreground has been changed into an estuary. The trees that dot the river bank in the top photo are the only ones that remain in the bottom photo. Also the linear feature next to the solitary tree in the bottom photo can be found in the top photo marked with smaller trees that later disappeared in the wave. ) was the first uniform code for seismic areas in the United States [SEAOC, 1980].

Similar camps were established on the hills, parks, and open spaces of the city. Five days after the earthquake rains brought indescribable suffering to the tens of thousands of people camped in the open. Few people had waterproof covering initially. The downpour aggravated the unsanitary conditions of the camps and added numbers of pneumonia cases to the already crowded regular and temporary hospitals of the city. Eventually tents such as these were provided to the 300,000 homeless. S. Geological Survey.

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