Chapter 9. Earthquake Risk Modelling

  1. Dr Andrew Coburn MA, DipArch, PhD1,2 and
  2. Dr Robin Spence MA, MSc, PhD Reader in Architectural Engineering and Fellow of Magdalene College Director3,4

Published Online: 17 MAR 2006

DOI: 10.1002/0470855185.ch9

Earthquake Protection, Second Edition

Earthquake Protection, Second Edition

How to Cite

Coburn, A. and Spence, R. (2002) Earthquake Risk Modelling, in Earthquake Protection, Second Edition, John Wiley & Sons, Ltd, Chichester, UK. doi: 10.1002/0470855185.ch9

Author Information

  1. 1

    Risk Management Solutions Inc., USA

  2. 2

    Associate of the Martin Centre for Architectural and Urban Studies, University of Cambridge, UK

  3. 3

    University of Cambridge, UK

  4. 4

    Cambridge Architectural Research Ltd, Cambridge, UK

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 17 MAR 2006
  2. Published Print: 6 SEP 2002

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9780471496144

Online ISBN: 9780470855188



  • loss estimation;
  • earthquake risk modelling;
  • vulnerability assessment;
  • HAZUS loss estimation;
  • repair cost ratio (RCR);
  • damage probability matrix (DPM);
  • human casualty estimation;
  • earthquake-induced liquefaction;
  • protection planning


This chapter contains sections titled:

  • Loss Estimation

  • Definition of Terms

  • Vulnerability Assessment

  • The PSI Scale of Earthquake Ground Motion

  • The HAZUS Methodology

  • Human Casualty Estimation

  • Other Losses

  • Applications of Loss Estimation

  • Uncertainty in Loss Estimation

  • Further Reading