Sumatran megathrust earthquakes: from science to saving lives

@article{Sieh2006SumatranME,
  title={Sumatran megathrust earthquakes: from science to saving lives},
  author={K. Sieh},
  journal={Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society A: Mathematical, Physical and Engineering Sciences},
  year={2006},
  volume={364},
  pages={1947 - 1963}
}
  • K. Sieh
  • Published 2006
  • Physics, Medicine
  • Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society A: Mathematical, Physical and Engineering Sciences
  • Most of the loss of life, property and well-being stemming from the great Sumatran earthquake and tsunami of 2004 could have been avoided and losses from similar future events can be largely prevented. However, achieving this goal requires forging a chain linking basic science—the study of why, when and where these events occur—to people's everyday lives. The intermediate links in this chain are emergency response preparedness, warning capability, education and infrastructural changes. In this… CONTINUE READING
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