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  1. Earthquake! University of Washington February 28, 2001

  2. Earthquake Stats • February 28,2001; 10:55am • 6.8 intensity • 45 seconds or longer

  3. Physics-Astronomy Library

  4. Shelving pulled from wall.

  5. Bolt pulled from wall.

  6. AftermathPhysics-Astronomy Library • 5000 books off shelves • Bolts pulled out of walls • 50 books needed repair • 50 staff hours to re-shelve

  7. Engineering Library

  8. No floor bolts.

  9. Scary!

  10. AftermathEngineering Library • Shelving twisted or collapsed • Books off shelves • Stacks closed for a month

  11. What We Learned • Use larger bolts, into studs • Welded shelving is better • Bolt shelving to floor • Strong, frequent cross-bracing

  12. …and Eco-terrorism! Center for Urban Horticulture Firebombed May 21, 2001

  13. CUH Office Building

  14. Miller Library

  15. Miller Library

  16. Miller Library Damage 80-90% of collection saved BUT: • Smoke damage – needs ozone • Water damage – freeze-drying • $100,000 spent so far…

  17. More Photos • http://www.lib.washington.edu/about/quake • http://depts.washington.edu/urbhort/fireupdates.htm • http://faculty.washington.edu/yorks/Earthquake.ppt