Emergency response and rescue

  • Chen Yong
  • David C. Booth


In this chapter, from the point of view of Human Sciences we will discuss: what has changed when the response to the Wenchuan earthquake is compared with previous earthquake disaster relief, and what are the new issues concerning natural disasters in China?


Wenchuan Earthquake Emergency Response Disaster Relief Earthquake Disaster Tangshan Earthquake 
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  1. Chen Y, Chen Q F, Liu J, et al. 2002. Seismic Hazard and Risk Analysis: A Simplified Approach. Beijing: Science Press.Google Scholar
  2. China Earthquake Administration. 2008. 2008 8.0 Magnitude Earthquake Rescue Documentary. Beijing: Seismological Press, (in Chinese)Google Scholar

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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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