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Earthquake Hazard and Seismic Risk Reduction [Hardcover]

Serguei Balassanian , Armando Cisternas , Mikael Melkumyan

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Aug. 31 2000 0792363906 978-0792363903 2000
This volume contains selected and rigorously scrutinized presentations made at the Second International Conference on Earthquake Hazard and Seismic Risk Reduction held in Yerevan, Armenia, on 14-21 September 1998.
The 46 contributions from authors from over 20 countries provide an overview of the achievements and experiences of different countries in disaster reduction since 1988. These contributions are presented in the volume in three parts, namely Disaster Reduction, Earthquake Hazards, and Earthquake Engineering.
This book will help to shape the direction that international disaster prevention will take by identifying crucial program functions and essential institutional responsibilities in the field of disaster reduction after the IDNDR.
Audience: This volume contains valuable information for seismologists, geophysicists, earth scientists, engineers, architects, and psychologists interested in earthquake hazard and seismic risk research. It is also useful for authorities responsible for public safety and natural hazards mitigation plans, and for insurance companies.

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The Spitak destructive earthquake (M=7.0) occurred in December, 1988 in Armenia has shook entire world by enormous scale of destructions and casualties, when 25.000 people died, over 20.000 were injured, 515.000 became homeless, all the large settlements of the Northern part of Armenia was practically destroyed, which is not turning out well to be recovered till now. Read the first page
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