Human Casualties in Earthquakes

Progress in Modelling and Mitigation


ISBN: 978-90-481-9454-4 (Print) 978-90-481-9455-1 (Online)

Table of contents (20 chapters)

  1. Front Matter

    Pages i-xvii

  2. Chapter

    Pages 1-9


  3. A Global Perspective

    1. Front Matter

      Pages 11-11

    2. Chapter

      Pages 13-24

      Earthquakes, an Epidemiological Perspective on Patterns and Trends

    3. Chapter

      Pages 25-50

      Earthquake Casualties Research and Public Education

    4. Chapter

      Pages 51-63

      Disaster Casualties – Accounting for Economic Impacts and Diurnal Variation

    5. Chapter

      Pages 65-79

      A Global Earthquake Building Damage and Casualty Database

  4. Casualty Loss Modelling

    1. Front Matter

      Pages 81-81

    2. Chapter

      Pages 83-94

      Earthquake Casualty Models Within the USGS Prompt Assessment of Global Earthquakes for Response (PAGER) System

    3. Chapter

      Pages 95-106

      Loss Estimation Module in the Second Generation Software QLARM

    4. Chapter

      Pages 107-123

      Earthquake Casualties Estimation in Emergency Mode

    5. Chapter

      Pages 125-137

      Estimating Casualties for the Southern California ShakeOut

  5. Lessons Learnt from Regional Studies

    1. Front Matter

      Pages 139-139

    2. Chapter

      Pages 141-152

      Casualty Estimation due to Earthquakes: Injury Structure and Dynamics

    3. Chapter

      Pages 153-170

      Seismic Vulnerability and Collapse Probability Assessment of Buildings in Greece

    4. Chapter

      Pages 171-184

      Seismic Casualty Evaluation: The Italian Model, an Application to the L’Aquila 2009 Event

    5. Chapter

      Pages 185-197

      Mortality and Morbidity Risk in the L’Aquila, Italy Earthquake of 6 April 2009 and Lessons to be Learned

    6. Chapter

      Pages 199-217

      Major Factors Controlling Earthquake Casualties as Revealed via a Diversified Questionnaire Survey in Ojiya City for the 2004 Mid-Niigata Earthquake

  6. Exploring Approaches to Improving Casualty Modeling

    1. Front Matter

      Pages 219-219

    2. Chapter

      Pages 221-230

      Advancements in Casualty Modelling Facilitated by the USGS Prompt Assessment of Global Earthquakes for Response (PAGER) System

    3. Chapter

      Pages 231-254

      Challenges in Collating Earthquake Casualty Field Data

    4. Chapter

      Pages 255-266

      Estimating Human Losses in Earthquake Models: A Discussion

    5. Chapter

      Pages 267-274

      Trends in the Casualty Ratio of Injured to Fatalities in Earthquakes

    6. Chapter

      Pages 275-289

      Study of Damage to the Human Body Caused by Earthquakes: Development of a Mannequin for Thoracic Compression Experiments and Cyber Mannequin Using the Finite Element Method

    7. Chapter

      Pages 291-304

      A Different View on Human Vulnerability to Earthquakes: Lessons from Risk Perception Studies

  7. Back Matter

    Pages 305-322