Chapter 1. Earthquake Risk Reduction

  1. David J. Dowrick

Published Online: 30 AUG 2005

DOI: 10.1002/0470869356.ch1

Earthquake Risk Reduction

Earthquake Risk Reduction

How to Cite

Dowrick, D. J. (2005) Earthquake Risk Reduction, in Earthquake Risk Reduction, John Wiley & Sons, Ltd, Chichester, UK. doi: 10.1002/0470869356.ch1

Author Information

  1. Institute of Geological and Nuclear Sciences, Lower Hutt, New Zealand

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 30 AUG 2005
  2. Published Print: 4 JUL 2003

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9780471496885

Online ISBN: 9780470869352

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Keywords:

  • earthquake risk reduction;
  • seismic risk;
  • seismic hazard;
  • vulnerability;
  • historical seismicityand geology;
  • earthquake design criteria;
  • human casualties;
  • planning and design aims;
  • pre-earthquake code buildings;
  • earthquake-resistant forms

Summary

This chapter contains sections titled:

  • Introduction

  • Earthquake risk and hazard

  • The social and economic consequences of earthquakes

  • Earthquake risk reduction actions