Earthquake Hazard and Seismic Risk Reduction

  • Serguei Balassanian
  • Armando Cisternas
  • Mikael Melkumyan

Part of the Advances in Natural and Technological Hazards Research book series (NTHR, volume 12)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xiv
  2. Disaster Reduction

  3. Earthquake Hazard

    1. R. E. Tatevossian, S. S. Arefiev, H. Haessler
      Pages 87-97
    2. P. Smit, V. Arzoumanian, Z. Javakhishvili, S. Arefiev, D. Mayer-Rosa, S. Balassanian et al.
      Pages 109-118
    3. V. Zaalishvili, O. Sulaberidze, T. Chelidze, O. Varazanashvili, Z. Javakhishvili
      Pages 127-136
    4. O. Kuranova, A. Odisharia, V. Zaalishvili
      Pages 145-151
    5. G. A. Sobolev, A. V. Ponomarev, Yu. S. Tyupkin
      Pages 211-223
    6. T. Chelidze
      Pages 225-229
    7. Ding Jianhai, Chen Xuezhong, Liu Jie, Huang Xuexiang, Sun Zhanao, Yu Surong et al.
      Pages 239-247
    8. E. Lagios, G. Sideris, F. Zervos, P. Tsourlos, R. A. Nicholson, Al. Ponomarev et al.
      Pages 261-270
    9. D. Lungu, A. Zaicenco, A. Aldea, C. Arion, T. Cornea
      Pages 281-288
  4. Earthquake Engineering

    1. T. Mukhadze, I. Timchenko
      Pages 345-349
    2. F. Casciati, L. Faravelli, S. Podesta
      Pages 363-370
    3. K. N. G. Fuller, C. L. Lim, S. Loo, M. Melkumyan, K. Muniandy
      Pages 379-385
    4. V. Renda, G. Verzeletti, G. Magonette, J. Molina, D. Tirelli, F. Bono
      Pages 403-411
    5. R. S. Azoyan, A. N. Sargsyan, T. G. Petrosyan
      Pages 425-432
  5. Back Matter
    Pages 447-447

About this book


In 1998 Armenia was commemorating the tenth anniversary of the catastrophic Spitak earthquake. The Second International Conference on "Earthquake Hazard and Seismic Risk Reduction" sponsored by the Government of the Republic of Armenia and United Nation's International Decade for Natural Disaster Reduction (UN/IDNDR) was held in dedication to that event between 14-21 September (later referred to as Yerevan Conference). The Yerevan Conference has been organized by the National Survey for Seismic Protection (NSSP) of the Republic of Armenia. All level's decision-makers (from the ministers to the local authorities), politicians, scientists, leaders of the executive and legislative powers, psychologists, leading businessmen, representatives from the private sector and the media as well as from the International Organizations have been invited by the Armenian NSSP to take part in joint discussion of the Seismic Risk Reduction Problem for the first time in the history of such forums. Armenian NSSP's such initiative has been triggered by the experience of the Spitak earthquake and other disasters. They showed that it will be possible to reduce the risks, posed by the natural disaster, only through the common efforts of all the community in co-operation with the International institutions.


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Editors and affiliations

  • Serguei Balassanian
    • 1
  • Armando Cisternas
    • 2
  • Mikael Melkumyan
    • 1
  1. 1.Armenian National Survey for Seismic ProtectionYerevanRepublic of Armenia
  2. 2.Institut de Physique du Globe de StrasbourgFrance

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer Science+Business Media B.V. 2000
  • Publisher Name Springer, Dordrecht
  • eBook Packages Springer Book Archive
  • Print ISBN 978-90-481-5497-5
  • Online ISBN 978-94-015-9544-5
  • Series Print ISSN 1878-9897
  • Series Online ISSN 2213-6959
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