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, Volume 49, Issue 2, pp 185–196 | Cite as

Earthquake risk management pilot project in Quito, Ecuador

  • J.-L. Chatelain
  • B. Tucker
  • B. Guillier
  • F. Kaneko
  • H. Yepes
  • J. Fernandez
  • J. Valverde
  • G. Hoefer
  • M. Souris
  • E. Dupérier
  • T. Yamada
  • G. Bustamante
  • C. Villacis
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Abstract

An earthquake risk management project was conducted in Quito (Ecuador), consisting of evaluating the consequences of destructive earthquakes on the city. After choosing seismogenic sources that can affect the city, on historical and seismotectonics bases, intensities produced by these events were calculated, in order to estimate damages to the buildings and city networks. The scientific and technical studies were completed by interviews of the directors of the main city services in order to produce a vivid nontechnical description of the events during and at various time scales after the occurrence of one of the chosen earthquakes. Finally, recommendations were proposed to minimize the consequences of the next major earthquake on the city.

earthquake Ecuador Quito risk mitigation seismic scenario vulnerability analysis 

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Authors and Affiliations

  • J.-L. Chatelain
    • 1
    • 2
  • B. Tucker
    • 3
  • B. Guillier
    • 1
    • 2
  • F. Kaneko
    • 4
  • H. Yepes
    • 2
  • J. Fernandez
    • 2
  • J. Valverde
    • 2
  • G. Hoefer
    • 3
  • M. Souris
    • 1
    • 5
  • E. Dupérier
    • 1
    • 5
  • T. Yamada
    • 4
  • G. Bustamante
    • 5
  • C. Villacis
    • 3
  1. 1.IRDQuitoEcuador
  2. 2.Escuela Politecnica NacionalQuitoEcuador
  3. 3.GeoHazards InternationalStanfordU.S.A
  4. 4.Oyo CorporationSaitamaJapan
  5. 5.Ilustre Municipio de QuitoEcuador

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