Nato Science Series E:

Issues in Urban Earthquake Risk

Editors: Tucker, B.E., Erdik, Mustafa Özder, Hwang, Christina N. (Eds.)

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Urban seismic risk is growing worldwide and is, increasingly, a problem of developing countries. In 1950, one in four of the people living in the world's fifty largest cities was earthquake-threatened, while in the year 2000, about one in two will be. Further, ofthose people living in earthquake-threatened cities in 1950, about two in three were located in developing countries, while in the year 2000, about nine in ten will be. Unless urban seismic safety is improved, particularly in developing countries, future earthquakes will have ever more disastrous social and economic consequences. In July 1992, an international meeting was organized with the purpose of examining one means ofimproving worldwide urban safety. Entitled "Uses ofEarthquake Damage Scenarios for Cities of the 21st Century," this meeting was held in conjunction with the Tenth World Conference ofEarthquake Engineering, in Madrid, Spain. An earthquake damage scenario (EDS) is adescription of the consequences to an urban area of a large, but expectable earthquake on the critical facilities of that area. In Californian and Japanese cities, EDSes have been used for several decades, mainly for the needs of emergency response officials. The Madrid meeting examined uses of this technique for other purposes and in other, less developed countries. As a result of this meeting, it appeared that EDSes bad significant potential to improve urban seismic safety worldwide.

Table of contents (21 chapters)

Table of contents (21 chapters)
  • Some Remarks Concerning Worldwide Urban Earthquake Hazard and Earthquake Hazard Mitigation

    Pages 1-10

    Tucker, Brian E. (et al.)

  • Socioeconomic and Political Considerations in Developing Earthquake Damage Scenarios in Urban Areas

    Pages 11-19

    Mattingly, Shirley

  • Seismological Information Necessary for Beneficial Earthquake Risk Reduction

    Pages 21-33

    Bolt, Bruce A.

  • Geotechnical Aspects of the Estimation and Mitigation of Earthquake Risk

    Pages 35-77

    Finn, W. D. Liam

  • Estimation of Earthquake Damage to Buildings and Other Structures in Large Urban Areas

    Pages 79-101

    Rojahn, Christopher

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Issues in Urban Earthquake Risk
Editors
  • B.E. Tucker
  • Mustafa Özder Erdik
  • Christina N. Hwang
Series Title
Nato Science Series E:
Series Volume
271
Copyright
1994
Publisher
Springer Netherlands
Copyright Holder
Springer Science+Business Media Dordrecht
eBook ISBN
978-94-015-8338-1
DOI
10.1007/978-94-015-8338-1
Hardcover ISBN
978-0-7923-2914-5
Softcover ISBN
978-90-481-4419-8
Series ISSN
0168-132X
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XVIII, 330
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