Advances in Natural and Technological Hazards Research

Human Casualties in Earthquakes

Progress in Modelling and Mitigation

Editors: Spence, Robin, So, Emily, Scawthorn, Charles (Eds.)

  • The first book dealing specifically with human casualties in natural disasters
  • Worldwide authorship of papers
  • Brings together short contributions from many eminent specialists across a variety of disciplines
  • Up to date summary results from recent research both in laboratory and post disaster field investigations
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About this book

Assessment of human casualties in earthquakes has become a topic of vital importance for national and urban authorities responsible for emergency provision, for the development of mitigation strategies and for the development of adequate insurance schemes. In the last few years important work has been carried out on a number of recent events (including earthquakes in Kocaeli, Turkey 1999, Niigata Japan, 2004, Sichuan, China 2008 and L'Aquila,Italy 2009). These events have created new and detailed casualty data, which has not until now been properly assembled and evaluated. This book draws the new evidence from recent events together with existing knowledge. It summarises current trends in the understanding of the factors influencing the numbers and types of casualties in earthquakes; it offers methods to incorporate this understanding into the estimation of losses in future events in different parts of the world; it discusses ways in which pre-event mitigation activity and post-event emergency management can reduce the toll of casualties in future events; and it identifies future research needs. Audience: This book will be of interest to scientists and professionals in engineering, geography, emergency management, epidemiology and the insurance industry.

Table of contents (20 chapters)

  • Introduction

    Spence, R. (et al.)

    Pages 1-9

  • Earthquakes, an Epidemiological Perspective on Patterns and Trends

    Guha-Sapir, D. (et al.)

    Pages 13-24

  • Earthquake Casualties Research and Public Education

    Petal, M.

    Pages 25-50

  • Disaster Casualties – Accounting for Economic Impacts and Diurnal Variation

    Scawthorn, C.

    Pages 51-63

  • A Global Earthquake Building Damage and Casualty Database

    Spence, R. (et al.)

    Pages 65-79

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Human Casualties in Earthquakes
Book Subtitle
Progress in Modelling and Mitigation
Editors
  • Robin Spence
  • Emily So
  • Charles Scawthorn
Series Title
Advances in Natural and Technological Hazards Research
Series Volume
29
Copyright
2011
Publisher
Springer Netherlands
Copyright Holder
Springer Science+Business Media B.V.
eBook ISBN
978-90-481-9455-1
DOI
10.1007/978-90-481-9455-1
Hardcover ISBN
978-90-481-9454-4
Softcover ISBN
978-94-007-3478-4
Series ISSN
1878-9897
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XVIII, 322
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