International Journal of Multidisciplinary Research and Development

International Journal of Multidisciplinary Research and Development


International Journal of Multidisciplinary Research and Development
International Journal of Multidisciplinary Research and Development
Vol. 2, Issue 12 (2015)

Seismic vulnerability of Chamoli ward of Chamoli Gopeshwar Township in Uttarakhand, India using Radius


P Upreti, M.S.S Rawat

The Chamoli earthquake of magnitude 6.8 on Richter Scale struck midnight on March 29, 1999. This marks a significant event in the recent seismic activities of the Himalayas. The study area comes under active MCT region. 
The severity of the earthquake is evaluated from the extent of damage caused to man-made structures like houses, buildings, bridges, dams, roads, etc. and the loss of life and property. However it is most important to study the structural aspect of the buildings in the urban landscape since itís not the earthquake but the collapse of buildings that kills the people during seismic events.¬†rn
In the present study, the RADIUS methodology is used to analyse the vulnerability aspect of Chamoli municipal ward that comes under Chamoli Gopeshwar township. The buildings were surveyed, structural data as well as demographic data is acquired to analyse the vulnerability of population in case of any significant seismic event in the future. The different vulnerability classes are determined and classified to show effect of any major seismic event, and how the infrastructure and structures will succumb to it. 
The results we got from the study shows a high vulnerability of building structure in the area, and can lead to high damage and casualties in case of seismic event higher or equal to the past event.rn
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How to cite this article:
P Upreti, M.S.S Rawat. Seismic vulnerability of Chamoli ward of Chamoli Gopeshwar Township in Uttarakhand, India using Radius. International Journal of Multidisciplinary Research and Development, Volume 2, Issue 12, 2015, Pages 178-182
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