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Title: The joint occurrence of earthquakes and floods
Authors: Hynes, Mary Ellen
Keywords: Earthquake hazards
Earthquake prediction
Flood forecasting
Dam failures
Mathematical models
Numerical models
Publisher: Geotechnical Laboratory (U.S.)
Engineer Research and Development Center (U.S.)
Series/Report no.: Miscellaneous paper (U.S. Army Engineer Waterways Experiment Station) ; GL-80-10.
Description: Miscellaneous Paper
Abstract: This paper describes methods of computing the probability that an earthquake occurs during a period of high reservoir pool elevation. The procedure can apply to dams that are normally dry or at lower pool levels, such as flood control dams, as well as dams with significant operational pool levels. Probabilities of the joint occurrence of earthquake and flood events have been computed for a number of cases on the basis of annual risk, as well as 50- and 100- year project life risk. The use of charts and tables developed from these computations and given in the paper is subject to the restrictive assumptions stated in the text.
Rights: Approved for public release; distribution is unlimited.
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