GIS mapping of earthquake-related deaths and hospital admissions from the 1994 Northridge, California, Earthquake.


PURPOSE Earthquakes pose a persistent but unpredictable health threat. Although knowledge of geologic earthquake hazards for buildings has increased, spatial relations between injuries and seismic activity have not been explained. METHODS Fatal and hospital-admitted earthquake injuries due to the 1994 Northridge Earthquake were identified. Geographical… (More)