Earthquakes have resulted in over three-quarters of a million deaths already in this century, and economic losses of more than a quarter of a trillion US dollars since 1980 making them by far the most destructive of the natural hazards. In the absence of an accurate understanding of regions of particularly high earthquake risk, investment in protection against this poorly-constrained, highimpact, low-probability threat, remains a low priority across much of the developing world and death tolls resulting from earthquakes continue to grow. Until proven resilient construction becomes more universally available, high-impact earthquake research must focus on evidence-based, targeted, socially tuned, resilience building; identifying and working in those regions of space and time which will save the maximum number of lives per dollar invested.

Research for Emergency Aftershock Response (GCRF-REAR)

Monica Azzolini
2017

Abstract

Earthquakes have resulted in over three-quarters of a million deaths already in this century, and economic losses of more than a quarter of a trillion US dollars since 1980 making them by far the most destructive of the natural hazards. In the absence of an accurate understanding of regions of particularly high earthquake risk, investment in protection against this poorly-constrained, highimpact, low-probability threat, remains a low priority across much of the developing world and death tolls resulting from earthquakes continue to grow. Until proven resilient construction becomes more universally available, high-impact earthquake research must focus on evidence-based, targeted, socially tuned, resilience building; identifying and working in those regions of space and time which will save the maximum number of lives per dollar invested.
2016
Monica Azzolini
File in questo prodotto:
Eventuali allegati, non sono esposti

I documenti in IRIS sono protetti da copyright e tutti i diritti sono riservati, salvo diversa indicazione.

Utilizza questo identificativo per citare o creare un link a questo documento: http://hdl.handle.net/11585/629223
 Attenzione

Attenzione! I dati visualizzati non sono stati sottoposti a validazione da parte dell'ateneo

Citazioni
  • ???jsp.display-item.citation.pmc??? ND
  • Scopus ND
  • ???jsp.display-item.citation.isi??? ND
social impact