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Assessing and Managing Earthquake Risk

Geo-scientific and Engineering Knowledge for Earthquake Risk Mitigation: developments, tools, techniques

  • Carlos Sousa Oliveira
  • Antoni Roca
  • Xavier Goula
  • Multidisciplinary approach of risk assessment and management, which can provide more efficient earthquake mitigation

  • Transfer of Geo-scientific and engineering knowledge to Civil Protection and insurance agents

  • Approaches and common practices directly related to the preparation of earthquake emergency plans

  • Illustrated examples of actual applications, including web sites

  • Case studies and information on relevant international projects


Part of the Geotechnical, Geological And Earthquake Engineering book series (GGEE, volume 2)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages I-XXV
  2. Assessing and Managing Earthquake Risk. An Introduction

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 1-1
    2. C. S. Oliveira, A. Roca, X. Goula
      Pages 1-14
  3. Earthquake Hazard And Strong Motion

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 15-15
    2. C. S. Oliveira, A. Campos-Costa
      Pages 15-46
    3. A. Roca, C. S. Oliveira, A. Ansal, S. Figueras
      Pages 67-89
    4. P.-Y. Bard, J. L. Chazelas, Ph. Guéguen, M. Kham, J. F. Semblat
      Pages 91-114
  4. Vulnerability Assessment

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 115-115
    2. A. H. Barbat, S. Lagomarsino, L. G. Pujades
      Pages 115-134
    3. K. Pitilakis, M. Alexoudi, S. Argyroudis, O. Monge, C. Martin
      Pages 185-211
  5. System Analysis And Risk

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 213-213
    2. M. Erdik, Y. Fahjan
      Pages 213-237
    3. L. G. Pujades, A. Roca, C. S. Oliveira, S. Safina
      Pages 261-286
  6. Managing Earthquake Risk

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 287-287
    2. F. Mañá, L. Bozzo, J. Irizarry
      Pages 287-308
    3. B. Mohammadioun, L. Serva
      Pages 309-322

About this book


This book points out the need of a multidisciplinary approach in the field of risk assessment and management. It provides an overview of the problems, approaches and common practices directly related to earthquake risk mitigation and, in particular, to the preparation of earthquake emergency plans. Written by a team of specialists from different disciplines, the authors worked together extensively in order to create unity and continuity in the text as a whole. Each topic is illustrated with examples of actual applications taken from the bibliography – including websites with available relevant information. Case studies and information on some relevant international projects are given.
This work will be of interest to students and professionals with a basic education in geology, geophysics, geotechnical and civil engineering, system analysis, geography and architecture. It can be used as a textbook for a specialized post-graduate course on the topic.


Disaster management Earthquake hazard Emergency plans KLTcatalog Risk assessment and mapping Seismic zonation Vulnerability and damage civil engineering earthquake geophysics seismic

Editors and affiliations

  • Carlos Sousa Oliveira
    • 1
  • Antoni Roca
    • 2
  • Xavier Goula
    • 3
  1. 1.DECivil/ICISTInstituto Superior TécnicoLisbonPortugal
  2. 2.Institut Cartogràfic de CatalunyaBarcelonaSpain
  3. 3.Institut Cartogràfic de CatalunyaBarcelonaSpain

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