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Buildings 2018, 8(12), 179; https://doi.org/10.3390/buildings8120179

Potential Seismic Damage Assessment of Residential Buildings in Imzouren City (Northern Morocco)

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Département de Génie Civil, Faculté des Sciences et Techniques, Université Cadi Ayyad, 112 Boulevard Abdelkrim Al Khattabi, Marrakesh 40000, Morocco
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Ecole Nationale des Sciences Appliquées Oujda, Université Mohammed Premier, BP 669, Oujda 60000, Morocco
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Civil Engineering Department, Université de Blida, Route de Soumàa, BP 270, Blida 09000, Algeria
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Urban Agency of Al Hoceima 80, Avenue Mohamed V, El Hoceima 32000, Morocco
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Received: 9 November 2018 / Revised: 4 December 2018 / Accepted: 6 December 2018 / Published: 11 December 2018
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The main purpose of this study is to assess seismic risk and present earthquake loss scenarios for the city of Imzouren, in northern Morocco. An empirical approach was chosen to assess the seismic vulnerability of the existing buildings, using the Vulnerability Index Method (RISK-UE), and considering two earthquake scenarios (deterministic and probabilistic). Special concern was given to the seismic vulnerability in Imzouren since the 2004 earthquake (24 February, mw = 6.4) that struck the region and caused substantial damage. A site investigation was conducted in the city targeting more than 3000 residential buildings, which had been closely examined and catalogued to assess their seismic vulnerability. The results of the seismic risk assessment in the city are represented through damage to the buildings, harm to the population and economic loss. Generally, the results obtained from the deterministic approach are in agreement with the damage caused by the 2004 earthquake. View Full-Text
Keywords: earthquakes scenarios; vulnerability index; seismic risk; Imzouren earthquakes scenarios; vulnerability index; seismic risk; Imzouren
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Cherif, S.-E.; Chourak, M.; Abed, M.; Douiri, A. Potential Seismic Damage Assessment of Residential Buildings in Imzouren City (Northern Morocco). Buildings 2018, 8, 179.

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