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A Probabilistic Seismic Hazard Assessment Method for Earthquake Risk Assessment in Developing Countries (bibtex)
by Shaukat Khan, Iman Hajirasouliha, Maurizio Guadagnini, Kypros Pilakoutas
Abstract:
The devastating effects of recent seismic events highlight the importance of Earthquake Risk Assessment (ERA). Hazard assessment is an essential component of ERA studies and needs to be addressed as the present Probabilistic Seismic Hazard Assessment (PSHA) methodology tend to overestimate hazard from ERA point of view. This research focuses on developing an ERA framework for developing countries. A new PSHA methodology is proposed that gives reasonable hazard assessment for ERA applications. The PSHA methodology originally proposed by Kythreoti (2002) is improved and extended to cover regions of high seismicity with large magnitude earthquakes. It utilizes the instrumental seismicity of the past century (or half century) and the available historical seismicity and tectonic effects are incorporated into the framework. The methodology is simple and easy to implement for developing countries where extensive hazard information is not readily available.
Reference:
A Probabilistic Seismic Hazard Assessment Method for Earthquake Risk Assessment in Developing Countries (Shaukat Khan, Iman Hajirasouliha, Maurizio Guadagnini, Kypros Pilakoutas), In 14th European Conference on Earthquake Engineering, 2010. (Paper No. 474 (CD Proceedings).)
Bibtex Entry:
@INPROCEEDINGS{Khan2010b,
  author = {Shaukat Khan and Iman Hajirasouliha and Maurizio Guadagnini and Kypros
	Pilakoutas},
  title = {A Probabilistic Seismic Hazard Assessment Method for Earthquake Risk
	Assessment in Developing Countries},
  booktitle = {14th European Conference on Earthquake Engineering},
  year = {2010},
  address = {Ohrid, republic of Macedonia},
  month = {30 August - 03 September},
  note = {Paper No. 474 (CD Proceedings).},
  abstract = {The devastating effects of recent seismic events highlight the importance
	of Earthquake Risk Assessment (ERA). Hazard assessment is an essential
	component of ERA studies and needs to be addressed as the present
	Probabilistic Seismic Hazard Assessment (PSHA) methodology tend to
	overestimate hazard from ERA point of view.
	
	This research focuses on developing an ERA framework for developing
	countries. A new PSHA methodology is proposed that gives reasonable
	hazard assessment for ERA applications. The PSHA methodology originally
	proposed by Kythreoti (2002) is improved and extended to cover regions
	of high seismicity with large magnitude earthquakes. It utilizes
	the instrumental seismicity of the past century (or half century)
	and the available historical seismicity and tectonic effects are
	incorporated into the framework. The methodology is simple and easy
	to implement for developing countries where extensive hazard information
	is not readily available.},
  keywords = {earthquake risk assessment, seismic risk, vulnerability, building
	inventory, risk mitigation},
  owner = {Maurizio},
  timestamp = {2010.09.08}
}
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