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Earthquake Hazard Risk and Disasters

Earthquake Hazard  Risk and Disasters
  • Author : Max Wyss
  • Publsiher : Academic Press
  • Release : 16 June 2014
  • ISBN : 0123964725
  • Pages : 606 pages
  • Rating : 4/5 from 21 ratings
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Earthquake Hazard, Risk, and Disasters presents the latest scientific developments and reviews of research addressing seismic hazard and seismic risk, including causality rates, impacts on society, preparedness, insurance and mitigation. The current controversies in seismic hazard assessment and earthquake prediction are addressed from different points of view. Basic tools for understanding the seismic risk and to reduce it, like paleoseismology, remote sensing, and engineering are discussed. Contains contributions from expert seismologists, geologists, engineers and geophysicists selected by a world-renowned editorial board Presents the latest research on seismic hazard and risk assessment, economic impacts, fatality rates, and earthquake preparedness and mitigation Includes numerous illustrations, maps, diagrams and tables addressing earthquake risk reduction Features new insights and reviews of earthquake prediction, forecasting and early warning, as well as basic tools to deal with earthquake risk


Earthquake Hazard, Risk and Disasters

Earthquake Hazard, Risk and Disasters
  • Author : Max Wyss
  • Publisher : Academic Press
  • Release : 16 June 2014
GET THIS BOOKEarthquake Hazard, Risk and Disasters

Earthquake Hazard, Risk, and Disasters presents the latest scientific developments and reviews of research addressing seismic hazard and seismic risk, including causality rates, impacts on society, preparedness, insurance and mitigation. The current controversies in seismic hazard assessment and earthquake prediction are addressed from different points of view. Basic tools for understanding the seismic risk and to reduce it, like paleoseismology, remote sensing, and engineering are discussed. Contains contributions from expert seismologists, geologists, engineers and geophysicists selected by a world-renowned editorial


Earthquake Hazard, Risk, and Disasters

Earthquake Hazard, Risk, and Disasters
  • Author : Max Wyss,John F. Shroder
  • Publisher : Academic Press
  • Release : 10 July 2014
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Earthquake Hazard, Risk, and Disasters presents the latest scientific developments and reviews of research addressing seismic hazard and seismic risk, including causality rates, impacts on society, preparedness, insurance and mitigation. The current controversies in seismic hazard assessment and earthquake prediction are addressed from different points of view. Basic tools for understanding the seismic risk and to reduce it, like paleoseismology, remote sensing, and engineering are discussed. Contains contributions from expert seismologists, geologists, engineers and geophysicists selected by a world-renowned editorial


Earthquake Hazard and Seismic Risk Reduction

Earthquake Hazard and Seismic Risk Reduction
  • Author : Serguei Balassanian,Armando Cisternas,Mikael Melkumyan
  • Publisher : Boom Koninklijke Uitgevers
  • Release : 31 August 2000
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This volume contains selected and rigorously scrutinized presentations made at the Second International Conference on Earthquake Hazard and Seismic Risk Reduction held in Yerevan, Armenia, on 14-21 September 1998. The 46 contributions from authors from over 20 countries provide an overview of the achievements and experiences of different countries in disaster reduction since 1988. These contributions are presented in the volume in three parts, namely Disaster Reduction, Earthquake Hazards, and Earthquake Engineering. This book will help to shape the direction that international disaster prevention


Seismic Hazard and Risk Assessment

Seismic Hazard and Risk Assessment
  • Author : Radu Vacareanu,Constantin Ionescu
  • Publisher : Springer
  • Release : 21 March 2018
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This book contains the best contributions presented during the 6th National Conference on Earthquake Engineering and the 2nd National Conference on Earthquake Engineering and Seismology - 6CNIS & 2CNISS, that took place on June 14-17, 2017 in Bucharest - Romania, at the Romanian Academy and Technical University of Civil Engineering of Bucharest. The book offers an updated overview of seismic hazard and risk assessment activities, with an emphasis on recent developments in Romania, a very challenging case study because of its peculiar


Mega Quakes: Cascading Earthquake Hazards and Compounding Risks

Mega Quakes: Cascading Earthquake Hazards and Compounding Risks
  • Author : Katsuichiro Goda,Tiziana Rossetto,Nobuhito Mori,Solomon Tesfamariam
  • Publisher : Frontiers Media SA
  • Release : 15 March 2018
GET THIS BOOKMega Quakes: Cascading Earthquake Hazards and Compounding Risks

Large-scale earthquake hazards pose major threats to modern society, generating casualties, disrupting socioeconomic activities, and causing enormous economic loss across the world. Events, such as the 2004 Indian Ocean tsunami and the 2011 Tohoku earthquake, highlighted the vulnerability of urban cities to catastrophic earthquakes. Accurate assessment of earthquake-related hazards (both primary and secondary) is essential to mitigate and control disaster risk exposure effectively. To date, various approaches and tools have been developed in different disciplines. However, they are fragmented over a number


Landslide Hazards, Risks, and Disasters

Landslide Hazards, Risks, and Disasters
  • Author : Tim Davies
  • Publisher : Academic Press
  • Release : 23 October 2014
GET THIS BOOKLandslide Hazards, Risks, and Disasters

Landslides are the most costly geo-hazard in the world, and they’re often the cause or the result of other hazards and disasters such as tsunamis, earthquakes, wildfires, and volcanic eruptions. Landslide Hazards, Risks, and Disasters makes a close and detailed examination of major mass movements and provides measures for more thorough and accurate monitoring, prediction, preparedness, and prevention. It takes a geoscientific approach to the topic while also discussing the impacts human-induced causes such as deforestation, blasting, and building


Earthquake Hazard Impact and Urban Planning

Earthquake Hazard Impact and Urban Planning
  • Author : Maria Bostenaru Dan,Iuliana Armas,Agostino Goretti
  • Publisher : Springer Science & Business Media
  • Release : 11 February 2014
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​The classical field dealing with earthquakes is called “earthquake engineering” and considered to be a branch of structural engineering. In projects dealing with strategies for earthquake risk mitigation, urban planning approaches are often neglected. Today interventions are needed on a city, rather than a building, scale. This work deals with the impact of earthquakes, including also a broader view on multihazards in urban areas. Uniquely among other works in the field, particular importance is given to urban planning issues, in


Earthquake Hazard and Risk

Earthquake Hazard and Risk
  • Author : Vladimír Schenk
  • Publisher : Springer Science & Business Media
  • Release : 06 December 2012
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Earthquake Hazard and Risk is a book summarizing selected papers presented at the 27th General Assembly of the International Association of Seismology and Physics of the Earth's Interior (Wellington, January 1994). The papers, rigorously scrutinized by an international board of referees, cover some recent aspects of current research in earthquake hazard and seismic risk. They address the algorithms and methodology used in seismological applications, the reliability of these techniques with the decreasing level of probability and uncertainty associated with various seismotectonic


Hazards, Risks, and Disasters in Society

Hazards, Risks, and Disasters in Society
  • Author : Andrew E. Collins,Jones Samantha,Bernard Manyena,Janaka Jayawickrama
  • Publisher : Elsevier
  • Release : 21 November 2014
GET THIS BOOKHazards, Risks, and Disasters in Society

Hazards, Risks, and Disasters in Society provides analyses of environmentally related catastrophes within society in historical, political and economic contexts. Personal and corporate culture mediates how people may become more vulnerable or resilient to hazard exposure. Societies that strengthen themselves, or are strengthened, mitigate decline and resultant further exposure to what are largely human induced risks of environmental, social and economic degradation. This book outlines why it is important to explore in more depth the relationships between environmental hazards, risk



Risk Modeling for Hazards and Disasters

Risk Modeling for Hazards and Disasters
  • Author : Gero Michel
  • Publisher : Elsevier
  • Release : 29 August 2017
GET THIS BOOKRisk Modeling for Hazards and Disasters

Risk Modeling for Hazards and Disasters covers all major aspects of catastrophe risk modeling, from hazards through to financial analysis. It explores relevant new science in risk modeling, indirect losses, assessment of impact and consequences to insurance losses, and current changes in risk modeling practice, along with case studies. It also provides further insight into the shortcomings of current models and examines model risk and ideas to diversify risk assessment. Risk Modeling for Hazards and Disasters instructs readers on how


Volcanic Hazards, Risks and Disasters

Volcanic Hazards, Risks and Disasters
  • Author : Paolo Papale
  • Publisher : Academic Press
  • Release : 29 October 2014
GET THIS BOOKVolcanic Hazards, Risks and Disasters

Volcanic Hazards, Risks, and Disasters provides you with the latest scientific developments in volcano and volcanic research, including causality, impacts, preparedness, risk analysis, planning, response, recovery, and the economics of loss and remediation. It takes a geoscientific approach to the topic while integrating the social and economic issues related to volcanoes and volcanic hazards and disasters. Throughout the book case studies are presented of historically relevant volcanic and seismic hazards and disasters as well as recent catastrophes, such as Chile’


At Risk

At Risk
  • Author : Piers Blaikie,Terry Cannon,Ian Davis,Ben Wisner
  • Publisher : Routledge
  • Release : 21 January 2014
GET THIS BOOKAt Risk

The term 'natural disaster' is often used to refer to natural events such as earthquakes, hurricanes or floods. However, the phrase 'natural disaster' suggests an uncritical acceptance of a deeply engrained ideological and cultural myth. At Risk questions this myth and argues that extreme natural events are not disasters until a vulnerable group of people is exposed. The updated new edition confronts a further ten years of ever more expensive and deadly disasters and discusses disaster not as an aberration,


Facing Hazards and Disasters

Facing Hazards and Disasters
  • Author : National Research Council,Division on Earth and Life Studies,Committee on Disaster Research in the Social Sciences: Future Challenges and Opportunities
  • Publisher : National Academies Press
  • Release : 10 September 2006
GET THIS BOOKFacing Hazards and Disasters

Social science research conducted since the late 1970s has contributed greatly to society's ability to mitigate and adapt to natural, technological, and willful disasters. However, as evidenced by Hurricane Katrina, the Indian Ocean tsunami, the September 11, 2001 terrorist attacks on the United States, and other recent events, hazards and disaster research and its application could be improved greatly. In particular, more studies should be pursued that compare how the characteristics of different types of events-including predictability, forewarning, magnitude, and duration of


Disaster Deferred

Disaster Deferred
  • Author : Seth Stein
  • Publisher : Columbia University Press
  • Release : 14 April 2021
GET THIS BOOKDisaster Deferred

Coinciding with the 200th anniversary of the New Madrid earthquakes of 1811-12, Disaster Deferred revisits these earthquakes, the legends that have grown around them, and the predictions of doom that have followed in their wake. Seth Stein clearly explains the techniques seismologists use to study Midwestern quakes and estimate their danger.