Earthquake Hazard and Risk

  • Vladimír Schenk

Part of the Advances in Natural and Technological Hazards Research book series (NTHR, volume 6)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-ix
  2. Seismicity, Stress Fields and Focal Mechanism

  3. Earthquake Hazard and Seismic Risk

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 85-85
    2. D. Slejko, GNDT Working Group “Seismic Hazard”
      Pages 87-124
    3. V. Schenk, Z. Schenková, P. Kottnauer
      Pages 125-140
    4. M. Mucciarelli, D. Albarello, M. Stucchi
      Pages 141-151
    5. Zhu Yueqing, Andreas Vogel, Hao Ping
      Pages 199-209
    6. Chen Yong, Chen Xinglian, Fuzhengxiang Yin Zhiqian, Yan Mandong
      Pages 211-220
    7. G. A. Papadopoulos, A. Arvanitides
      Pages 221-229
    8. G. Sobolev, Yu. Tyupkin, I. Frolov, N. Sergeyeva, S. Arefev, A. Govorov et al.
      Pages 231-238
  4. Strong Ground Motion and Microzonation

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 239-239
    2. A. Mendez, F. Pacor, R. Berardi, C. Petrungaro
      Pages 253-266
    3. Junpei Akamatsu, Hiroshi Yasui, Keiichi Nishimura, Masao Komazawa
      Pages 267-279
  5. Back Matter
    Pages 289-289

About this book


Earthquake Hazard and Risk is a book summarizing selected papers presented at the 27th General Assembly of the International Association of Seismology and Physics of the Earth's Interior (Wellington, January 1994).
The papers, rigorously scrutinized by an international board of referees, cover some recent aspects of current research in earthquake hazard and seismic risk. They address the algorithms and methodology used in seismological applications, the reliability of these techniques with the decreasing level of probability and uncertainty associated with various seismotectonic settings, the physical and statistical nature of earthquake occurrences, strong ground motions and effects of surface seismogeological conditions. A special effort has been made to include papers that illustrate the assessment of earthquake hazard and seismic risk through applications at sites in either inter-plate or intra-plate tectonic settings. Of particular interest is hazard assessment in regions of rare large earthquakes.
The book is suitable for those interested in earthquake hazard and seismic risk research as well as a more general audience of seismologists, geophysicists and Earth scientists. It is also useful for authorities responsible for public safety and natural hazard mitigation plans and for insurance companies.


Geoinformationssysteme aftershock earthquake microseism seismic seismology

Editors and affiliations

  • Vladimír Schenk
    • 1
  1. 1.Institute of Rock Structure and MechanicsAcademy of SciencesPragueCzech Republic

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer Science+Business Media B.V. 1996
  • Publisher Name Springer, Dordrecht
  • eBook Packages Springer Book Archive
  • Print ISBN 978-94-010-6592-4
  • Online ISBN 978-94-009-0243-5
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