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IJSTR >> Volume 6 - Issue 10, October 2017 Edition

International Journal of Scientific & Technology Research  
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Developing A Simple Survey Procedure For Seismic Risk Evaluation In 2012 Thabeikkyin Earthquake, Upper Myanmar

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Nan Pawt Sai Awar, Dr. Aye Mya Cho



simple procedure, seismic risk, evaluation, local houses, Thabeikkyin Earthquake



Myanmar is located in earthquake prone zones in the world seismic map. The Sagaing fault line crossing north to south of the Myanmar is capable of producing damaged earthquake in present and future. Large earthquakes had recorded in this fault for many years. The 2012 Thabeikkyin earthquake occurred because of a sudden movement of the Sagaing fault. Many buildings were collapsed and damaged during this earthquake. An effective and simple risk evaluation procedure for the buildings did not have yet. This study aims to evaluate seismic risk with a simple survey procedure based on Rapid Screening Procedure for the local houses in Upper Myanmar. This procedure is used for some local houses in earthquake-affected areas during earthquake. The average percentage of the accepted houses in this study is about 84.7%. From the past study, the percentage of no damage to moderate damage in brick-nogging buildings is about 86% (646 buildings of the total 751 buildings). The result shows that most of the local houses are safe and good condition.



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