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Advanced Seismic Hazard Assessment

Part II: Regional Seismic Hazard and Seismic Microzonation Case Studies

Panza, G.F., Irikura, K., Kouteva-Guentcheva, M., Peresan, A., Wang, Z., Saragoni, R. (Eds.)

2011, 320p.

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  • About this book

  • Provides a fresh, yet comprehensive multidisciplinary, physically sound approach to Advanced Seismic Hazard Assessment
  • Bridges the gap between modern interdisciplinary research and the problems faced by practitioners in earthquake risk management
  • Motivates a change in perspective with respect to approaches and paradigms

Issues pertaining to urban risks are a pressing concern for those involved in disasters mitigation. Development of effective mitigation strategies requires sound seismic hazard information that is commonly derived through a seismic hazard assessment (SHA). The purpose of SHA is to provide a scientifically consistent estimate of seismic hazard for engineering design and other considerations. The time is ripe to move beyond the old paradigms of the traditional Probabilistic Seismic Hazard Analysis (PSHA).

This two-part volume advocates advanced methods for SHA that utilize up to date earthquake science and basic scientific principles to derive the seismic hazard in terms of a ground motion or related quantity and its occurrence frequency at a site, as well as the associated uncertainty. It aims to: 1) identify the issues in the current SHAs, 2) facilitate the development of a scientifically consistent approach for SHA and 3) disseminate, both in scientific and in engineering practice societies, advanced reliable tools for independent hazard estimates, like NDSHA (neo-deterministic SHA), which incorporates physically based ground motion models. It provides a fresh approach to seismic hazard analysis.

Part 2 provides advanced SHA case studies, concerning regional national and metropolitan estimates for different parts of the world, including Asia, Europe, North and South America. It is addressed to seismologists, engineers and stake-holders, and aims to contribute to bridging between modern interdisciplinary research and practitioners.

Content Level » Professional/practitioner

Keywords » Earthquake predition - Ground motion prediction - Neo-deterministic seismic hazard assessments - Probabilistic seismic hazard assessments - Seismic risk analysis - Seismic wave propagation

Related subjects » Birkhäuser Geoscience

Table of contents 

Graves R. et al.; CyberShake: A Physics-Based Seismic Hazard Model for Southern California.- Mualchin, L.; History of Modern Earthquake Hazard Mapping and Assessment in California.- Parvez I.A. et al.; Long period ground motion at bedrock level in Delhi city from Himalayan earthquake scenarios.- Vaccari V.et al.; Site Specific Modelling of SH and P-SV Waves for the Microzonation Study of Kolkata.- Nunziata C.et al.; Modeling of Ground Motion at Napoli for the 1688 Scenario Earthquake.- De Nisco G. et al.; VS Profiles from Noise Cross Correlation at Local and Small Scale.- Paskaleva I. et al.; Neo-Deterministic Seismic Hazard Assessment Aproach to the Earthquake Risk Assessment for Sofia.- Indirli M.et al.; Hazard evaluation in Valparaiso: the MAR VASTO Project.- Peresan A. et al.; Neo-Deterministic Seismic Hazard and Pattern Recognition Techniques: Time Dependent Scenarios.- Sekiguchi H. et al.; Broadband Ground Motion Reconstruction in Kanto Basin due to 1923 Kanto Earthquake.- Matsuzaki S. et al.; Characteristic Rupture Model for the 2001 Geiyo, Japan Earthquake.- Morikawa N. et al.; Shaking Maps for Scenario Earthquakes by Applying an Upgrade-Version of "Recipe".- Sandi H. et al.; A Summary View of Instrumendal Data on Recent Strong Vrancea Earthquakes and Implications for Seismic Hazard.- Melkumyan M., Assessment of the Seismic Risk in Yerevan and its Mitigation by Application of Innovative Seismic Isolation Technologies.- Xie F. et al.; Seismic Hazard and Risk Assessments for Beijing-Tianjin-Tangshan.- Molchan G. et al.; Hot-cold spots in Italian Macroseismic Data.

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