Please use this identifier to cite or link to this item: http://hdl.handle.net/2122/8153
AuthorsZonno, G.* 
Azzaro, R.* 
Bianco, F.* 
Cusano, P.* 
D'Amico, S.* 
D’Amico, V.* 
Falsaperla, S.* 
Galluzzo, D.* 
Langer, H.* 
Meroni, F.* 
Musacchio, G.* 
Nave, R.* 
Sansivero, F.* 
Scarfì, L.* 
Rotondi, R.* 
Brambilla, C.* 
Varini, E.* 
Oliveira, C. S.* 
Ferreira, M. A.* 
Lopes, M.* 
Mota de Sá, F.* 
Nunes, J. C.* 
Carvalho, A.* 
Sousa, M. L.* 
Raposo, S.* 
Garcia-Fernandez, M.* 
Beltran, A.* 
Jenni, J.* 
Jimenez, M. J.* 
Sigbjornsson, R.* 
Bernhardsdottir, A.* 
Olafsson, S.* 
Rupakhety, R.* 
Sigurdsson, S. U.* 
Thorvaldsdottir, S.* 
Albarello, D.* 
TitleUrban Disaster-Prevention Strategies Using Macroseismic Fields and Fault Sources
Issue Date24-Sep-2012
URIhttp://hdl.handle.net/2122/8153
KeywordsProbabilistic hazard
seismic risk
urban disaster prevention strategies
UPStrat-MAFA
Subject Classification04. Solid Earth::04.06. Seismology::04.06.11. Seismic risk 
05. General::05.03. Educational, History of Science, Public Issues::05.03.99. General or miscellaneous 
05. General::05.08. Risk::05.08.99. General or miscellaneous 
AbstractThis contribution presents the general framework of the European project UPStrat-MAFA "Urban disaster Prevention Strategies using MAcroseismic Fields and FAult Sources" and its ongoing activities. A unique probabilistic procedure is being used for seismic hazard evaluation, using both macroseismic fields and characteristics of fault sources for the analysis of data from volcanic and tectonic areas: Mt. Etna, Mt. Vesuvius and Campi Flegrei (Italy), Azores Islands (Portugal), South Iceland (Iceland), Alicante-Murcia (Spain), and mainland and offshore Portugal. An improvement of urban scale vulnerability information on building and network systems (typologies, schools, strategic buildings, lifelines, and others) is proposed in the form of a global Disruption Index, with the objective to provide a systematic way of measuring earthquake impact in urbanized areas considered as complex networks. Disaster prevention strategies are considered based on an education information system, another effective component of the disaster risk reduction given by long-term activities.
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