Seismic Hazard and Building Vulnerability in Post-Soviet Central Asian Republics

  • Stephanie A. King
  • Vitaly I. Khalturin
  • Brian E. Tucker

Part of the NATO ASI Series book series (ASEN2, volume 52)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xviii
  2. A. Nurmagambetov, N. Mikhailova, W. Iwan
    Pages 1-43
  3. T. Zhunusov, A. Taubaev, I. Itskov, N. Mikhailova, A. Nurmagambetov
    Pages 67-92
  4. S. Imanbekov, K. Dzhanuzakov, S. Uranova, A. Frolova
    Pages 93-105
  5. S. Negmatullaev, A. Iscuk, Y. Potekhin
    Pages 107-125
  6. B. Karryev, B. Il’yasov, G. Golinsky
    Pages 127-145
  7. T. Rashidov, L. Plotnikova, S. Khakimov
    Pages 147-180
  8. Back Matter
    Pages 245-255

About this book


Summarises the currently available seismic and engineering data pertaining to the seismic hazard of the capitals of the Central Asian republics. The conclusion is that the risk to residents of these cities is extremely high. There is a roughly 40% probability that an earthquake will occur near one of the Central Asian republic's capitals within the next 20 years. Such an event will produce ground shaking in the affected city equal to the maximum ground shaking experienced in Armenia and Sakhalin, i.e. MSK IX. The event will cause tens of thousands of fatalities and at least 100,000 serious injuries.
Audience: All people interested in the development of the post-Soviet Central Asian Republics. Earthquake engineers in particular will appreciate the summary of the latest seismic hazard and building vulnerability data of the region; the best compilation of these data available in the English language.


Risk Management earthquake seismic

Editors and affiliations

  • Stephanie A. King
    • 1
  • Vitaly I. Khalturin
    • 2
  • Brian E. Tucker
    • 3
  1. 1.Stanford UniversityStanfordUSA
  2. 2.United Institute of the Physics of the EarthMoscowRussia
  3. 3.GeoHazards InternationalPalo AltoUSA

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer Science+Business Media B.V. 1999
  • Publisher Name Springer, Dordrecht
  • eBook Packages Springer Book Archive
  • Print ISBN 978-90-481-5176-9
  • Online ISBN 978-94-017-2971-0
  • Series Print ISSN 1389-1839
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