Chi-Chi, Taiwan Earthquake, September 21, 1999
Partially collapsed 15-story high-rise building. Building was constructed of reinforced concrete with infill brick partitions. There was beam column joint failure at the fa??ade and the first floor collapsed in the right section of the building.
On September 21, 1999, at 1:47 AM local time, a magnitude MW 7.6 earthquake was felt throughout the island of Taiwan. A five county area, including the city of Taichung, experienced the greatest number of casualties and most severe damage. 2,405 deaths and 10,718 injuries were reported. As many as 82,000 housing units were damaged or destroyed, resulting in nearly 600,000 people being temporarily or permanently displaced from their homes.
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