Damage Assessment of Historic Earthen Sites after the 2007 Earthquake in Peru
The Pisco earthquake of August 15, 2007 resulted in 519 deaths and 1366 injured, with a total of 650,000 people affected and 80,000 dwellings damaged. Preliminary reports indicated that significant earthen sites were damaged. A few months after the earthquake a rapid assessment to better understand the failure of the affected sites was performed by a multidisciplinary team convened by the Getty Conservation Institute (GCI) in response to a request from the Instituto Nacional de Cultura del Perú (INC). This paper presents the highlights of that evaluation and its implications for the future design and retrofit of earthen buildings.
Xianglin Gu and Xiaobin Song
N. Claudia and B. Cancino, "Damage Assessment of Historic Earthen Sites after the 2007 Earthquake in Peru", Advanced Materials Research, Vols. 133-134, pp. 665-670, 2010