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The Salonica (Thessaloniki) earthquake of June 20, 1978

Psycharis, Ioannis N. (1978) The Salonica (Thessaloniki) earthquake of June 20, 1978. California Institute of Technology . (Unpublished)

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The 6.5 magnitude Salonica earthquake of June 20, 1978 is an earthquake of major interest from the engineering point of view, since it occurred near a city of 700,000 inhabitants. In general, the damage was not extensive and modern buildings performed quite well during the earthquake, while some old ones suffered severe damage. The author was on vacation in Athens at the time of the earthquake and visited Salonica on June 23rd. As the intention of this visit was to make a general survey of the affected area, detailed descriptions of the engineering features of the earthquake and the building damage are not included in this report.

Item Type:Report or Paper (Technical Report)
Additional Information:PB 290 120/AS
Group:Earthquake Engineering Research Laboratory
Record Number:CaltechEERL:1978.EERL-78-03
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Deposited On:19 Feb 2008
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