Seismic Prevention of Damage: A Case Study in a Mediterranean City

This book describes how the recent destructive earthquakes of Kocaeli and Duzce in Turkey exemplify the high seismic risk of the Mediterranean area, close to the contact between various tectonic plates and therefore frequently shaken by earthquakes of medium and high intensity. The scientific, social and political awareness of the seismic risk prompted the Italian Department of Civil Protection to fund a Research Project on earthquake damage scenarios for a high-risk area in the Mediterranean. A subsequent Research Project, focused on detailed scenarios and actions for seismic prevention of damage, was financed by the Istituto Nazionale di Geofisica e Vulcanologia (INGV). A multidisciplinary team researched the analysis and mitigation of seismic risk in Catania, a mid-sized Mediterranean city subjected to medium-high earthquake risk. This book summarizes the results of the two-year project, which involved geology, geophysics, geotechnical, structural and transportation engineering and urban planning. The book includes material that will be valuable to many specialists including environmental, civil, earthquake and civil defense engineers, geologists, geophysics and town planners, and the book will also be a useful guideline for seismic hazard assessment and seismic risk evacuation, prevention and mitigation.

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    WIT Press

    Computational Mechanics, 25 Bridge Street
    Billerica, MA  United States  01821
  • Publication Date: 2005

Language

  • English

Media Info

  • Media Type: Print
  • Features: Appendices; Figures; References; Tables;
  • Pagination: 408p

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  • Accession Number: 01010613
  • Record Type: Publication
  • ISBN: 1845640047
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Nov 21 2005 12:40PM