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Springer Natural Hazards

Living Under the Threat of Earthquakes

Short and Long-term Management of Earthquake Risks and Damage Prevention in Nepal

Editors: Kruhl, Jörn H., Adhikari, Rameshwar, Dorka, Uwe E. (Eds.)

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    • Informs about earthquakes and their effects on a society in a less developed country
    • Treats the problem how to successfully deal with earthquakes and their impacts on environment and society
    • Presents in an integral way earthquake-related aspects from natural and engineering sciences to medicine, sociology, economy and politics
    • Presents a multi- and intra-disciplinary approach for disaster management and risk reduction
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This book addresses earthquakes, with a special focus on the Ghorka earthquake, which struck parts of central Nepal in April 2015. Drawing on this disastrous event, it closely examines various aspects of earthquakes in contributions prepared by international experts. The topics covered include: the geological and geophysical background of seismicity; a detailed inventory of the damage done by the earthquake; effective damage prevention through earthquake-safe buildings and settlements; restoration options for world-heritage buildings; strategies for providing technical and medical relief and, lastly, questions associated with public life and economy in a high-risk seismic zone.

Combining perspectives from various fields, the book presents the state of the art in all earthquake-related fields and outlines future approaches to risk identification, damage prevention, and disaster management in all parts of society, administration, and politics in Nepal. Beyond the specific disaster in Nepal, the findings presented here will have broader implications for how societies can best deal with disasters.

Table of contents (20 chapters)

Table of contents (20 chapters)
  • Earthquakes as Events of Inter- and Intra-disciplinary Character—With Special Reference to the Gorkha 2015 Earthquake in Nepal

    Pages 1-24

    Kruhl, Jörn H. (et al.)

  • Should All of Nepal Be Treated as Having the Same Earthquake Hazard?

    Pages 27-44

    Stein, Seth (et al.)

  • Analysis of Landslides Triggered by the 2015 Gorkha Earthquake, Nepal

    Pages 45-63

    Thapa, Prem Bahadur

  • The 1985 (M8.1) Michoacán Earthquake and Its Effects in Mexico City

    Pages 65-75

    Arciniega-Ceballos, Alejandra (et al.)

  • Lessons from Building Damage Patterns During April 25, 2015 Gorkha Earthquake in Nepal

    Pages 79-93

    Guragain, Ramesh (et al.)

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eBook $219.00
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Living Under the Threat of Earthquakes
Book Subtitle
Short and Long-term Management of Earthquake Risks and Damage Prevention in Nepal
Editors
  • Jörn H. Kruhl
  • Rameshwar Adhikari
  • Uwe E. Dorka
Series Title
Springer Natural Hazards
Copyright
2018
Publisher
Springer International Publishing
Copyright Holder
Springer International Publishing AG
eBook ISBN
978-3-319-68044-6
DOI
10.1007/978-3-319-68044-6
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-319-68043-9
Softcover ISBN
978-3-319-88536-0
Series ISSN
2365-0656
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XXI, 326
Number of Illustrations
19 b/w illustrations, 85 illustrations in colour
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