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Earthquake prediction and public policy

  • Francesco Mulargia
  • Robert J. Geller
Part of the Nato Science Series book series (NAIV, volume 32)

Abstract

As discussed in earlier chapters, estimates of future seismicity are subject to considerable uncertainty. Nevertheless, as earthquakes are a real and present danger to society, governments, companies, and individuals must adopt specific and concrete counter-measures. This is inherently a political process, in that it requires a tradeoff between cost and risk, taking into account the various uncertainties.

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False Alarm Earthquake Prediction Japan Meteorological Agency Federal Emergency Management Agency National Earthquake Hazard Reduction Program 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Francesco Mulargia
    • 1
  • Robert J. Geller
    • 2
  1. 1.Università degli Studi di BolognaItaly
  2. 2.University of TokyoJapan

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