Chapter 7. Earthquake Risk Modelling and Management

  1. David J. Dowrick

Published Online: 30 AUG 2005

DOI: 10.1002/0470869356.ch7

Earthquake Risk Reduction

Earthquake Risk Reduction

How to Cite

Dowrick, D. J. (2003) Earthquake Risk Modelling and Management, in Earthquake Risk Reduction, John Wiley & Sons, Ltd, Chichester, UK. doi: 10.1002/0470869356.ch7

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



  • earthquake risk modelling;
  • associated earthquake-induced hazards;
  • material damage costs;
  • business interruption;
  • upstream and downstream effects;
  • planning for earthquakes;
  • earthquake insurance;
  • earthquake risk management;
  • earthquake risk reduction impediments


This chapter contains sections titled:

  • Earthquake risk modelling

  • Material damage costs

  • Estimating casualties

  • Business interruption

  • Reduction of business interruption

  • Planning for earthquakes

  • Earthquake insurance

  • Earthquake risk management in developing countries

  • Impediments to earthquake risk reduction

  • Further reading