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Resilient Community for Earthquake Preparedness

  • T. G. Sitharam
  • Sreevalsa Kolathayar
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Part of the SpringerBriefs in Environmental Science book series (BRIEFSENVIRONMENTAL)

Abstract

Earthquake preparedness is not a part of the public consciousness even in the vulnerable regions of India. There are many things that individuals and communities residing in seismically active regions can do that will reduce the havoc and loss during a quake. These steps can be a complementary measure, alongside other activities that focus on the overall development of the community; with a team spirit. Usually the aftermaths of a disaster bring solidarity among the members of the community. There is a need to bring this spirit of togetherness and solidarity well before a disaster so that a community can be prepared well to face the disaster and thus reduce the loss of life and properties.

Keywords

Resilience Community Preparedness Emergency planning Awareness camps Mock drills 

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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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