Preparing for Earthquakes: Lessons for India

  • T. G. Sitharam
  • Sreevalsa Kolathayar

Part of the SpringerBriefs in Environmental Science book series (BRIEFSENVIRONMENTAL)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-x
  2. T. G. Sitharam, Sreevalsa Kolathayar
    Pages 1-16
  3. T. G. Sitharam, Sreevalsa Kolathayar
    Pages 17-28
  4. T. G. Sitharam, Sreevalsa Kolathayar
    Pages 29-35
  5. T. G. Sitharam, Sreevalsa Kolathayar
    Pages 37-53
  6. Back Matter
    Pages 55-67

About this book


The primary goals of this brief are to invoke alertness and solidarity among the public in earthquake prone areas of India, and to empower the community to prepare themselves to face and manage the aftermath of an earthquake. The work presented here sheds new light on the action plans to be taken by the common public and public agencies, before, during and after earthquakes to safeguard lives of people and minimize loss of assets.

This carefully presented book articulates various factors related to earthquake preparedness, and develops guidelines and useful tips for communicating them to relevant stakeholders. The book has been divided into three parts: (i) the first providing background which explains earthquakes in general and seismicity of India (ii) the second explores earthquake preparedness intended for individuals, families and various stakeholders, and (iii) the final section which describes various strategies for communities to prepare themselves for a future earthquake.


earthquake preparedness emergency planning earthquake risk reduction peninsular India North East India seismotectonics Indian subcontinent Himalayan arc tectonic belt seismicity of Indo-Burmese arc Indian seismic design codes Disaster Risk Management restoration strategies

Authors and affiliations

  • T. G. Sitharam
    • 1
  • Sreevalsa Kolathayar
    • 2
  1. 1.Department of Civil EngineeringIndian Institute of Science BangaloreBangaloreIndia
  2. 2.Civil EngineeringAmrita Vishwa Vidyapeetham UniversityCoimbatoreIndia

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