Earthquake Hazard and Risk
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Earthquake Hazard and Risk

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Earthquake Hazard and Risk is a book summarizing selected papers presented at the 27th General Assembly of the International Association of Seismology and Physics of the Earth's Interior (Wellington, January 1994).
The papers, rigorously scrutinized by an international board of referees, cover some recent aspects of current research in earthquake hazard and seismic risk. They address the algorithms and methodology used in seismological applications, the reliability of these techniques with the decreasing level of probability and uncertainty associated with various seismotectonic settings, the physical and statistical nature of earthquake occurrences, strong ground motions and effects of surface seismogeological conditions. A special effort has been made to include papers that illustrate the assessment of earthquake hazard and seismic risk through applications at sites in either inter-plate or intra-plate tectonic settings. Of particular interest is hazard assessment in regions of rare large earthquakes.
The book is suitable for those interested in earthquake hazard and seismic risk research as well as a more general audience of seismologists, geophysicists and Earth scientists. It is also useful for authorities responsible for public safety and natural hazard mitigation plans and for insurance companies.
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Product details

  • Hardback | 300 pages
  • 160 x 240 x 17.53mm | 697g
  • Dordrecht, Netherlands
  • English
  • 1996 ed.
  • 300 p.
  • 0792340086
  • 9780792340089

Table of contents

1: Seismicity, Stress Fields and Focal Mechanism.- Low Energy Sequences in Areas With High Seismic Potential: Benevento (Southern Apennines), April 1990.- The Probability of the Time Occurrence of Strong Earthquake for some Zones in Albania.- Statistical Estimation of the Maximum Magnitude and Its Uncertainty from a Catalogue Including Magnitude Errors.- Estimation of Upper Bound Magnitude in Earthquake Hazard Assessment in Slovenia.- The Analysis of the Spatial-Temporal Structure of Seismicity in the Baikal Rift Zone.- Changes of the State of Stress and Deformation in Epicentral Zones During the Aftershock Period.- Dispersion and Probability Density Function for Focal Mechanism Tensors.- 2: Earthquake Hazard and Seismic Risk.- Preliminary Seismic Hazard Assessment for the Italian Seismic Code.- Earthquake Hazard Assessment for the Czech Republic and Adjacent Area.- Sensitivity of Seismic Hazard Estimates to the Use of Historical Site Data.- Recent Trends in Regional and Global Seismic Hazard Assessment.- Importance of Geological Data in Probabilistic Seismic Hazard Assessments: A Case Study from Etne, Western Norway.- Expert System for Earthquake Hazard Assessment: ESEHA.- Estimating Losses from Future Eartquakes in China.- Earthquake Risk Assesment in Greece.- The Optical Disk "Spitak Earthquake of 1988".- 3: Strong Ground Motion and Microzonation.- A Study of Site Effects on Strong Motion Records Obtained from Local Network Around Gulf of Corinth (Central Greece).- Strong Motion Modelling at a Near-Source Site in Avezzano, Italy.- Application of Microseisms to Microzoning of an Urban Area in a Sedimentary Basin.- Peculiarities of Ground Seismic Reaction in Kishinev, Moldova.
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