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Seismic hazard and risk assessment

  • Chen Yong
  • David C. Booth
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Abstract

The prediction program in China has provided useful experience and taught many lessons. The most important lesson is that, regardless of its future potential, it is presently impractical to rely on prediction to prevent earthquake disasters. The practical approach is to strengthen the resilience of our built environment based on an assessment of seismic hazard (Figure 4.1).

Keywords

Gross Domestic Product Seismic Hazard Wenchuan Earthquake Seismic Design Seismic Hazard Analysis 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Chen Yong
    • 1
  • David C. Booth
    • 2
  1. 1.China Earthquake AdministrationBeijingChina
  2. 2.British Geological SurveyEdinburghUK

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