Vrancea Earthquakes: Tectonics, Hazard and Risk Mitigation

Contributions from the First International Workshop on Vrancea Earthquakes, Bucharest, Romania, November 1–4, 1997

  • F. Wenzel
  • D. Lungu
  • O. Novak

Part of the Advances in Natural and Technological Hazards Research book series (NTHR, volume 11)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xx
  2. Seismicity and Strong Ground Motion

    1. F. Wenzel, F. P. Lorenz, B. Sperner, M. C. Oncescu
      Pages 15-25
    2. Mihnea-Corneliu Oncescu, Klaus-Peter Bonjer, Mihaela Rizescu
      Pages 27-42
    3. Mihnea C. Oncescu, Vasile I. Marza, Mihaela Rizescu, Mihaela Popa
      Pages 43-47
    4. A. Zaicenco, D. Lungu, V. Alkaz, T. Cornea
      Pages 67-76
  3. Site Effects and Seismic Zonation

  4. Structural Damage and Earthquake Resistant Design

  5. Seismic Hazard and Risk

    1. D. Lungu, T. Cornea, C. Nedelcu
      Pages 251-267
    2. Giuliano F. Panza, F. Vaccari, R. Cazzaro
      Pages 269-286
    3. Rachel A. Davidson, Anju Gupta, Abhijit Kakhandiki, Haresh C. Shah
      Pages 287-307
    4. F. Fiedrich, F. Gehbauer, U. Rickers
      Pages 321-331
    5. F. Wenzel, M. C. Oncescu, M. Baur, F. Fiedrich, C. Ionescu
      Pages 349-356
  6. Back Matter
    Pages 357-375

About this book


This volume contains the most relevant peer-reviewed papers presented at The First International Workshop on Vrancea Earthquakes, held in Bucharest on November 1-4, 1997. Strong earthquakes in the Romanian Vrancea area have caused a high toll of casualties and extensive damage over the last several centuries. With a moment magnitude of 7.4, the 1977 earthquake caused more than 1500 casualties, the majority of them in Bucharest. The contributions address key problems of seismotectonics of the Vrancea area and related strong ground motion, hazard assessment, site effects and microzonation, structural damage and earthquake resistant design, risk assessment and disaster management from an international and regional perspective. This list of topics shows the diverse contributions from the multidisciplinary fields of geosciences, geophysics, seismology, geology, civil engineering, city planning, and emergency relief practices. This book is of value for scientists interested in earthquake hazard and seismic risk research as well as for 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 civil engineering concrete earthquake geophysics seismic seismology

Editors and affiliations

  • F. Wenzel
    • 1
  • D. Lungu
    • 2
  • O. Novak
    • 1
  1. 1.Geophysical InstituteUniversity of KarlsruheGermany
  2. 2.Technical University of Civil EngineeringBucharestRomania

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Kluwer Academic Publishers 1999
  • Publisher Name Springer, Dordrecht
  • eBook Packages Springer Book Archive
  • Print ISBN 978-94-010-5994-7
  • Online ISBN 978-94-011-4748-4
  • Series Print ISSN 1878-9897
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