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Earthquake Hazard, Risk and Disasters

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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.



  • 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

  • ISBN: 9780123964724 |
  • Hardcover: 606 pages |
  • Publisher: Elsevier Science |
  • Publication date: |
  • Language: English |
  • Format: Ebook