Issues in Urban Earthquake Risk

Overview

Urban seismic risk is growing worldwide and is increasingly a problem of developing countries. This book focuses on recent urban earthquake safety developments around the world; in particular, it provides approaches and procedures for the creation of earthquake damage scenarios (EDS). The articles will stimulate anyone — scientist, engineer, government official, business leader, international aid provider — considering an EDS project for a city, and they list some of the questions that should be asked, suggest ...

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Overview

Urban seismic risk is growing worldwide and is increasingly a problem of developing countries. This book focuses on recent urban earthquake safety developments around the world; in particular, it provides approaches and procedures for the creation of earthquake damage scenarios (EDS). The articles will stimulate anyone — scientist, engineer, government official, business leader, international aid provider — considering an EDS project for a city, and they list some of the questions that should be asked, suggest methods of answering them, and describe some advantages and disadvantages of different approaches. Two articles discuss how the above strategies fared in a pilot EDS project nearing completion in Quito, Ecuador. Finally, authors from fourteen other earthquake-threatened cities in developed and developing countries attempt to summarize the earthquake safety of their cities. In the context of their particular social, economic, political, and technical settings, they discuss needs and approaches to reducing earthquake risk.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9789048144198
  • Publisher: Springer Netherlands
  • Publication date: 12/7/2010
  • Series: Nato Science Series E: (closed) , #271
  • Edition description: Softcover reprint of hardcover 1st ed. 1994
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 330
  • Product dimensions: 6.14 (w) x 9.21 (h) x 0.72 (d)

Table of Contents

Some Remarks Concerning Worldwide Urban Earthquake Hazard and Earthquake Hazard Mitigation.- Socioeconomic and Political Considerations in Developing Earthquake Damage Scenarios in Urban Areas.- Seismological Information Necessary for Beneficial Earthquake Risk Reduction.- Geotechnical Aspects of the Estimation and Mitigation of Earthquake Risk.- Estimation of Earthquake Damage to Buildings and Other Structures in Large Urban Areas.- Creating the Scenario and Drafting Earthquake Hazard Reduction Initiatives.- The Quito Project: Technical Aspects and Lessons.- Governmental Aspects of the Earthquake Damage Scenario Project of Quito, Ecuador.- Developing a Comprehensive Earthquake Disaster Masterplan for Istanbul.- Seismic Risk on the Territory of the City of Yerevan, Armenia.- Status of Seismic Hazard and Risk Management in Kathmandu Valley, Nepal.- Earthquake Disaster Countermeasures in Saitama Prefecture, Japan.- Arguments for Earthquake Hazard Mitigation in the Kamchatka Region.- Seismic Risk and Hazard Reduction in Vancouver, British Columbia.- Earthquake Hazards in the Guatemala City Metropolitan Area.- Earthquake Hazard in El Salvador.- Seismic Safety of the Lima Metropolitan Area.- Earthquake Damage Scenarios in Lisbon for Disaster Preparedness.- Granada Facing an Earthquake.- Seismic Exposure and Mitigation Policy in Nice, France.- The City of Patras-W. Greece: A Natural Seismological Laboratory to Perform Seismic Scenario Practices.

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