Performance of high-rise buildings located in Manta during the 2016 Ecuador earthquake

June 18, 2016 by  
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Roberto Aguiar(1) and Ana Gabriela Haro(2) (1)  Professor, Universidad de las Fuerzas Armadas ESPE, Sangolquí, Ecuador, P.O.BOX: 171-5-231B, rraguiar@espe.edu.ec (2)  Ph.D. Candidate, North Carolina State University, Raleigh, NC 27695, USA, agharo@ncsu.edu; M. EERI        Professor, Universidad...


RC Buildings – Part 2: Jama, Calceta, Canoa, San Isidro, and Chone

May 1, 2016 by  
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Diego Aguirre* and Ana Gabriela Haro* *North Carolina State University Jama Jama, the capital of the Jama Canton, is located in the Manabí Province, 70 miles from the epicenter. Jama is a small town with a population of 30,000. Photo: La Hora, Ecuador News   Photo:  Facebook  (Luis Alfredo...


RC Buildings – Part 1: Pedernales, Manta, Portoviejo and Bahía de Caráquez

May 1, 2016 by  
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Ana Gabriela Haro* and Diego Aguirre* *North Carolina State University On April 16, 2016 a 7.8M earthquake struck the central coast of Ecuador. More than 650 people were killed and 4,605 people were injured during the first 72 hours. Over 22,420 people lost their homes and 166 schools presented medium...