Earthquakes and Their Impact on Society

  • Sebastiano D'Amico

Part of the Springer Natural Hazards book series (SPRINGERNAT)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xxiv
  2. Filippos Vallianatos, Georgios Michas, Giorgos Papadakis
    Pages 1-41
  3. Enzo Mantovani, Marcello Viti, Daniele Babbucci, Caterina Tamburelli, Nicola Cenni, Massimo Baglione et al.
    Pages 43-80
  4. José A. Peláez, Mohamed Hamdache, Carlos Sanz de Galdeano, Rashad Sawires, Mª Teresa García Hernández
    Pages 81-95
  5. Rashad Sawires, José A. Peláez, Raafat E. Fat-Helbary, Hamza A. Ibrahim
    Pages 97-136
  6. Radu Vacareanu, Alexandru Aldea, Dan Lungu, Florin Pavel, Cristian Neagu, Cristian Arion et al.
    Pages 137-169
  7. A. Magrin, I. A. Parvez, F. Vaccari, A. Peresan, B. K. Rastogi, S. Cozzini et al.
    Pages 193-212
  8. A. Teramo, C. Rafanelli, M. Poscolieri, F. Lo Castro, S. Iarossi, D. Termini et al.
    Pages 323-344
  9. Jue Ji, Zening Xu, Xiaolu Gao
    Pages 363-375
  10. Michele Betti, Luciano Galano, Andrea Vignoli
    Pages 377-415
  11. Giorgio Monti, Marco Vailati, Roberto Marnetto
    Pages 433-447
  12. Yunsheng Wang, Shuihe Cao, Xin Zhang
    Pages 449-458
  13. Mohammad Ashtari Jafari
    Pages 459-474

About this book


This book provides an integrated approach to the assessment of seismic hazards. The reduction of losses expected by future earthquakes is probably the most important contribution of seismology to society. Large earthquakes occurred in densely populated areas highlight the dramatic inadequacy of a massive portion of the buildings demonstrating the high risks of modern industrial societies. Building earthquake-resistant structures and retrofitting old buildings on a national scale can be extremely expensive and can represent an economic challenge even for developed western countries. Earthquakes can cause also several psychological problems due to the fact that such kind of disasters will result in casualties, collapsing of houses, strategic buildings and facilities and deeply affect a community. Moreover in our society it is necessary to properly plan emergency responses and rescues taking into account any possible secondary effect in order to avoid more casualties.


Disaster Prevention Earthquake Response Analysis Earthquake Seismology Earthquakes and Economy Seismic Hazard

Editors and affiliations

  • Sebastiano D'Amico
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of Geosciences, University of Malta, Msida CampusMSD 2080 MsidaMalta

Bibliographic information

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  • Copyright Information Springer International Publishing Switzerland 2016
  • Publisher Name Springer, Cham
  • eBook Packages Earth and Environmental Science
  • Print ISBN 978-3-319-21752-9
  • Online ISBN 978-3-319-21753-6
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