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Earthquake Hazard, Risk and Disasters

A volume in Hazards and Disasters Series

Book2014

Edited by:

John F. Shroder and Max Wyss

Earthquake Hazard, Risk and Disasters

A volume in Hazards and Disasters Series

Book2014

 

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Edited by:

John F. Shroder and Max Wyss

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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, im ... read full description

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    Chapter 1 - Remote Sensing for Disaster Response: A Rapid, Image-Based Perspective

    Charles Huyck, Enrica Verrucci and John Bevington

    Pages 1-24

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    Chapter 2 - The Capabilities of Earth Observation to Contribute along the Risk Cycle

    H. Taubenböck, C. Geiß, ... M. Eineder

    Pages 25-53

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    Chapter 3 - Disaster-Risk Reduction through the Training of Masons and Public Information Campaigns: Experience of SDC's “Competence Centre for Reconstruction” in Haiti

    Tom Schacher

    Pages 55-69

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    Chapter 4 - The Most Useful Countermeasure Against Giant Earthquakes and Tsunamis—What We Learned From Interviews of 164 Tsunami Survivors

    Mizuho Ishida and Masataka Ando

    Pages 71-101

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    Chapter 5 - Aggravated Earthquake Risk in South Asia: Engineering versus Human Nature

    Roger Bilham

    Pages 103-141

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    Chapter 6 - Ten Years of Real-time Earthquake Loss Alerts

    Max Wyss

    Pages 143-165

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    Chapter 7 - Forecasting Seismic Risk as an Earthquake Sequence Happens

    J. Douglas Zechar, Marcus Herrmann, ... Stefan Wiemer

    Pages 167-182

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    Chapter 8 - How to Render Schools Safe in Developing Countries?

    Amod M. Dixit, Surya P. Acharya, ... Ranjan Dhungel

    Pages 183-202

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    Chapter 9 - The Socioeconomic Impact of Earthquake Disasters

    James E. Daniell

    Pages 203-236

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    Chapter 10 - The Contribution of Paleoseismology to Earthquake Hazard Evaluations

    Mustapha Meghraoui and Kuvvet Atakan

    Pages 237-271

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    Chapter 11 - The Role of Microzonation in Estimating Earthquake Risk

    Imtiyaz A. Parvez and Philippe Rosset

    Pages 273-308

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    Chapter 12 - Why are the Standard Probabilistic Methods of Estimating Seismic Hazard and Risks Too Often Wrong

    Giuliano Panza, Vladimir G. Kossobokov, ... Anastasia Nekrasova

    Pages 309-357

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    Chapter 13 - The Continued Utility of Probabilistic Seismic-Hazard Assessment

    Mark W. Stirling

    Pages 359-376

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    Chapter 14 - Precarious Rocks: Providing Upper Limits on Past Ground Shaking from Earthquakes

    John G. Anderson, Glenn P. Biasi and James N. Brune

    Pages 377-403

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    Chapter 15 - Quantifying Improvements in Earthquake-Rupture Forecasts through Testable Models

    Danijel Schorlemmer and Matthew C. Gerstenberger

    Pages 405-429

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    Chapter 16 - Duties of Earthquake Forecast: Cases and Lessons in China

    Zhongliang Wu

    Pages 431-448

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    Chapter 17 - The Experience of Real-Time Earthquake Predictions on Kamchatka

    Gennady Sobolev and Victor Chebrov

    Pages 449-475

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    Chapter 18 - Times of Increased Probabilities for Occurrence of Catastrophic Earthquakes: 25 Years of Hypothesis Testing in Real Time

    Vladimir G. Kossobokov

    Pages 477-504

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    Chapter 19 - Review of the Nationwide Earthquake Early Warning in Japan during Its First Five Years

    Mitsuyuki Hoshiba

    Pages 505-529

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    Chapter 20 - To What Extent Can Engineering Reduce Seismic Risk?

    Stavros V. Tolis

    Pages 531-541

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    Chapter 21 - Decision Making under Uncertainty: Insuring and Reinsuring Earthquake Risk

    Gero W. Michel

    Pages 543-568

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    Index

    Pages 569-582

About the book

Description

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.

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.

Key Features

  • 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
  • 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

Details

ISBN

978-0-12-394848-9

Language

English

Published

2014

Copyright

Copyright © 2014 Elsevier Inc. All rights reserved.

Imprint

Academic Press

Editors

John F. Shroder

Emeritus Professor of Geography and Geology, Department of Geography and Geology, University of Nebraska at Omaha, Omaha, NE 68182

Max Wyss

Professor Emeritus of Geophysics, University of Alaska; Expert, International Centre for Earth Simulation, Geneva, Switzerland