CC - CATEGORY CODES: 24-Quaternary-geology; 04-Extraterrestrial-geology
DT - DOCUMENT TYPE: Book
BL - BIB LEVEL: Analytic
IL - ILLUSTRATION: Refs: 151; illus. incl. 1 table.
RF - REFERENCE SOURCE: GeoRef, Copyright 2003, American Geological Institute.
IB - ISBN: 0-306-46233-8
AN - ACCESSION NUMBER: 2003-075425
UD - UPDATE CODE: 200323
Registro 286 de 5614 - GeoRef : 2002-2004/12
BK - BOOK TITLE: The Quindio, Colombia earthquakes of January 25, 1999; reconnaissance report.
BA - BOOK AUTHORS: Asfura-Alejandro-P; Flores-Paul-J
BF - BOOK AUTHOR AFFILIATION: EQE International, Oakland, CA, United States
SO - SOURCE: Technical Report - Multidisciplinary Center for Earthquake Engineering Research (MCEER). 1999.
PB - PUBLISHER: University of Buffalo, Multidisciplinary Center for Earthquake Engineering Research. Buffalo, NY, United States. Pages: 57. 1999.
CP - COUNTRY OF PUBLICATION: United-States
PY - PUBLICATION YEAR: 1999
LA - LANGUAGE: English
AB - ABSTRACT: At 13:19 local time (18:19 GMT), on Monday, January 25th, 1999 an earthquake with magnitude 6.2 on the Richter scale occurred in the western part of Colombia. The earthquake caused approximately 1,200 deaths and 5,000 injuries, damaged or destroyed 50,000 structures, and displaced more than 200,000 persons from their homes throughout an area extending some 50 kilometers from the epicenter. Economic losses are estimated to exceed $2 billion. This report describes the types and causes of damage resulting from the earthquake and the resulting social and economic impacts.
CN - CONFERENCE INFORMATION: Second international workshop on Earthquakes and megacities. Makati, Philippines. Dec. 1-3, 1999.
LA - LANGUAGE: English
AB - ABSTRACT: The Government of Colombia, in response to various disasters that have occurred in the country over the 80's decade, particularly the one caused by the eruption of Mt. Ruiz volcano (1985), noted the importance of developing an adequate policy for the disaster prevention and management of emergencies arising from natural or anthropic phenomena, and the need for these preventive activities to form part of national development policies. Therefore, the Government created a National System for Risk Mitigation and Disaster Preparedness, which has undertaken administrative, technical-scientific and community activities on an interinstitutional basis, in order to reduce and avoid the consequences of disasters in Colombia.