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Earthquakes, Tsunamis and Nuclear Risks

Prediction and Assessment Beyond the Fukushima Accident

Editors: Kamae, Katsuhiro (Ed.)

  • Presents comprehensive technologies related to seismic hazard estimation
  • Includes the probabilistic risk assessment of nuclear facilities for earthquakes and tsunamis after the Fukushima accident
  • Collects information on uncertainties in safety evaluation, PRA of earthquakes and tsunamis, fault displacement hazard evaluation, risk to nuclear systems, risk communication, and related factors
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About this book

This book covers seismic probabilistic risk assessment (S-PRA) and related studies which have become more important to increase the safety of nuclear facilities against earthquakes and tsunamis in the face of the many uncertainties after the Fukushima accident. The topics are (1) Active faults and active tectonics important for seismic hazard assessment of nuclear facilities,(2) Seismic source modeling and simulation and modeling techniques indispensable for strong ground motion prediction, and (3) PRA with external hazard and risk communication. The Fukushima accident has showed us the limitations of the deterministic evaluation approach to external events (an earthquake and tsunami) in which there are many uncertainties. Furthermore, public anxiety regarding nuclear safety because of an unexpected threat caused by an earthquake or tsunami is growing. The current policy on the estimation of the design basis of ground motion as well as tsunami height still has not been improved following the Fukushima accident.  In particular, the risk concept in a nuclear system regarding seismic motion and a tsunami beyond the design basis is indispensable. Therefore, research and development for PRA enhancing nuclear safety are being actively pursued not only in Japan but also worldwide. This book provides an opportunity for readers to consider the future direction of nuclear safety vis-à-vis natural disasters.

Table of contents (13 chapters)

  • Examination of the Correlation Between Tectonic Landforms and Shallow Subsurface Structural Datasets for the Estimation of Seismic Source Faults

    Kumamoto, Takashi (et al.)

    Pages 3-30

  • Multivariate Statistical Analysis for Seismotectonic Provinces Using Earthquake, Active Fault, and Crustal Structure Datasets

    Kumamoto, Takashi (et al.)

    Pages 31-41

  • Multiple Regression Analysis for Estimating Earthquake Magnitude as a Function of Fault Length and Recurrence Interval

    Kumamoto, Takashi (et al.)

    Pages 43-53

  • Coseismic Tsunami Simulation Assuming the Displacement of High-Angle Branching Active Faults Identified on the Continental Slope Around the Japan Trench

    Muroi, Shota (et al.)

    Pages 55-63

  • Extensive Area of Topographic Anaglyphs Covering Inland and Seafloor Derived Using a Detailed Digital Elevation Model for Identifying Broad Tectonic Deformations

    Goto, Hideaki

    Pages 65-74

Buy this book

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  • ISBN 978-4-431-55822-4
  • This book is an open access book, you can download it for free on link.springer.com
Hardcover $59.99
price for USA
  • ISBN 978-4-431-55820-0
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Earthquakes, Tsunamis and Nuclear Risks
Book Subtitle
Prediction and Assessment Beyond the Fukushima Accident
Editors
  • Katsuhiro Kamae
Copyright
2016
Publisher
Springer Japan
Copyright Holder
The Editor(s) (if applicable) and the Author(s)
eBook ISBN
978-4-431-55822-4
DOI
10.1007/978-4-431-55822-4
Hardcover ISBN
978-4-431-55820-0
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XII, 177
Number of Illustrations and Tables
38 b/w illustrations, 36 illustrations in colour
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