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Earthquake Hazard, Risk, and Disasters presents the latest scientific developments and reviews of research addressing seismic hazard and seismic risk, including causality rates, impacts on society, preparedness, insurance and mitigation. The current controversies in seismic hazard assessment and earthquake prediction are addressed from different points of view. Basic tools for understanding the seismic risk and to reduce it, like paleoseismology, remote sensing, and engineering are discussed.

  • Contains contributions from expert seismologists, geologists, engineers and geophysicists selected by a world-renowned editorial board
  • Presents the latest research on seismic hazard and risk assessment, economic impacts, fatality rates, and earthquake preparedness and mitigation
  • Includes numerous illustrations, maps, diagrams and tables addressing earthquake risk reduction
  • Features new insights and reviews of earthquake prediction, forecasting and early warning, as well as basic tools to deal with earthquake risk

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Earthquake Hazard, Risk and Disasters

Series Editor: Jack Shroder

Volume Editor: Max Wyss

Earthquake Hazard, Risk and Disasters presents the latest scientific developments and reviews of research addressing seismic hazard and seismic risk, including causality rates, impacts on society, preparedness, insurance and mitigation. The current controversies in seismic hazard assessment and earthquake prediction are addressed from different points of view. Basic tools for understanding the seismic risk and to reduce it, like paleoseismology, remote sensing, and engineering are discussed. In particular, problems surrounding construction limitations and practices in developing countries are examined.

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  • Contains contributions from expert seismologists, geologists, engineers and geophysicists selected by a world-renowned editorial board.
  • Presents the latest research on seismic hazard and risk assessment, economic impacts, fatality rates, earthquake preparedness, mitigation and recovery.
  • Includes more than 50 illustrations, maps, diagrams and tables addressing earthquake risk reduction.
  • Features new insights and reviews of earthquake prediction, forecasting and early warning, as well as basic tools to deal with earthquake risk, like remote sensing, paleoseismology, and insurance.

Earthquake Hazard, Risk and Disasters, one of nine volumes in Elsevier's Hazards and Disasters series, covers problems caused by earthquakes and discusses the current thinking about engineering and social issues, such as how earthquake disasters can affect lives and impact property.

Titles in the Hazards and Disasters series:

Hydro-Meteorological Hazards, Risks and Disasters

Volcanic Hazards, Risks and Disasters

Landslide Hazards, Risks and Disasters

Earthquake Hazard, Risk and Disasters

Sea & Ocean Hazards, Risks and Disasters

Snow and Ice-Related Hazards, Risks and Disasters

Wildfire Hazards, Risks and Disasters

Biological and Environmental Hazards, Risks and Disasters

Hazards, Risks and Disasters in Society

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