Lifelines Performance of the Mw 8.8 Offshore BIOBÍO,Chile Earthquake

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The paper will provide a summary of all lifelines performance in this strong earthquake. The paper will discuss the damage, emergency response, and recovery of electric power, telecommunication, transportation (roads and bridges), seaports, airports, water and wastewater, and their facilities. The impact as a result of the lifelines service interruption will be discussed; most important is the discussion of lifelines interdependence. Each lifeline will be separated into its own section that presents the failure modes, emergency response, and recovery of service. Each section will end with observations and recommendations.