ASSESSMENT OF EARTHQUAKE HAZARD AND BUILDING RISK IN SIKKIM, INDIA

Sushmita CHAKRABORTY, Namita CHAKMA

Abstract


Sikkim (27°04' N to 28°07' N and 88°01' E to 88°55' E) is a tiny Himalayan state in India and it is one of the most earthquake hazard prone area (Zone-IV category) as well. The present work intends to study the structural settings of Sikkim and the extent of faulty planning of the buildings in a fragile landscape like Sikkim. Buildings made with mud, unburnt brick and stone wall are possesses high level of risk in whole Sikkim and become critical assets which need security in future.

 

 


Keywords


Earthquake, hazard, vulnerability, fragile.

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