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The social psychology of seismic hazard adjustment: re-evaluating the international literature
Abstract. The majority of people at risk from earthquakes do little or nothing to reduce their vulnerability. Over the past 40 years social scientists have tried to predict and explain levels of
Guidelines for the empirical vulnerability assessment
The Guidelines build on and extend procedures for empirical fragility and vulnerability curve construction found in the literature, and present a flexible framework for the construction of these relationships that allows for a number of curve-fitting methods and ground motion intensity measure types (IMTs) to be adopted.
Empirical fragility assessment of buildings affected by the 2011 Great East Japan tsunami using improved statistical models
Tsunamis are destructive natural phenomena which cause extensive damage to the built environment, affecting the livelihoods and economy of the impacted nations. This has been demonstrated by the
Social Representations of Earthquakes: A Study of People Living in Three Highly Seismic Areas
Much research on people's seismic adjustment activity in highly seismic areas has assumed that low levels of adjustment are attributable to insufficient awareness of seismic risk. Empirical evidence
Evaluation of Existing Fragility Curves
There is a wealth of existing fragility curves for buildings and infrastructure. The main challenge in using these curves for future applications is how to identify and, if necessary, combine
Observations of damage due to the Kashmir earthquake of October 8, 2005 and study of current seismic provisions for buildings in Pakistan
On October 8, 2005 an earthquake of magnitude 7.6 (Mw) struck the Kashmir region of Pakistan causing widespread damage to buildings and infrastructure. This paper summarizes field observations of
The Indian Ocean tsunami of December 26, 2004: observations in Sri Lanka and Thailand
On December 26, 2004 a great earthquake (MW 9.3) occurred off the western coast of Sumatra triggering a series of tsunami waves that propagated across the Indian Ocean causing damage and life loss in