Human Casualties in Earthquakes: Progress in Modelling and Mitigation by Robin SpenceHuman Casualties in Earthquakes: Progress in Modelling and Mitigation by Robin Spence

Human Casualties in Earthquakes: Progress in Modelling and Mitigation

byRobin SpenceEditorEmily So, Charles Scawthorn

Paperback | February 27, 2013

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Assessment of human casualties in earthquakes has become a topic of vital importance for national and urban authorities responsible for emergency provision, for the development of mitigation strategies and for the development of adequate insurance schemes. In the last few years important work has been carried out on a number of recent events (including earthquakes in Kocaeli, Turkey 1999, Niigata Japan, 2004, Sichuan, China 2008 and L'Aquila,Italy 2009). These events have created new and detailed casualty data, which has not until now been properly assembled and evaluated. This book draws the new evidence from recent events together with existing knowledge. It summarises current trends in the understanding of the factors influencing the numbers and types of casualties in earthquakes; it offers methods to incorporate this understanding into the estimation of losses in future events in different parts of the world; it discusses ways in which pre-event mitigation activity and post-event emergency management can reduce the toll of casualties in future events; and it identifies future research needs.
Title:Human Casualties in Earthquakes: Progress in Modelling and MitigationFormat:PaperbackDimensions:322 pagesPublished:February 27, 2013Publisher:Springer-Verlag/Sci-Tech/TradeLanguage:English

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Table of Contents

Preface
1. Introduction A Global Perspective

2. Earthquakes: an Epidemiological Perspective on Patterns and Trends

3. Earthquakes Casualty Research and Public Education

4. Disaster Casualties - Accounting for Economic Impacts and Diurnal Variation

5. A Global Earthquake Building Damage and Casualty Database Casualty Loss Modelling

6. Earthquake Casualty Models within the USGS Prompt Assessment of Global Earthquakes for Response (PAGER) System

7. Loss Estimation Module in the Second Generation Software QLARM

8. Earthquake Casualties Estimation In Emergency Mode

9. Estimating Casualties for the Southern California Shakeout Lessons learnt from Regional Studies

10. Casualty Estimation due to Earthquakes: Injury Structure and Dynamics

11. Seismic Vulnerability and Collapse Probability Assessment of Buildings in Greece

12. Seismic Casualty Evaluation- the Italian Model an application to the L'Aquila 2009 Event

13. Mortality and Morbidity Risk in the L'Aquila, Italy Earthquake of 6 April 2009 and Lessons to be Learned

14. Major Factors controlling Earthquake Casualties as revealed via a Diversified Questionnaire Survey in Ojiya City for the Mid-Niigata Earthquake Exploring approaches to improving casualty modeling

15. Advances in Casualty Modelling facilitated by the USGS Prompt Assessment of Global Earthquakes for Response (PAGER) System

16. Challenges in Collating Earthquake Casualty Field Data

17. Estimating Human Losses Earthquake Models: A Discussion

18. Trends in the Casualty Ratio of Injured to Fatalities in Earthquakes

19. Study of Damage to the Human Body caused by Earthquakes: Development of a Mannequin for the Thoracic Compression experiments and Cyber Dummy using Finite Element Method

20. A Different View on Human Vulnerability to Earthquakes: lessons from risk perception studies

Index