Articles | Volume 11, issue 11
Nat. Hazards Earth Syst. Sci., 11, 3025–3033, 2011
https://doi.org/10.5194/nhess-11-3025-2011

Special issue: Natural hazards and technological disasters

Nat. Hazards Earth Syst. Sci., 11, 3025–3033, 2011
https://doi.org/10.5194/nhess-11-3025-2011

Research article 14 Nov 2011

Research article | 14 Nov 2011

Estimation of loss caused by earthquakes and secondary technological hazards

N. I. Frolova1, V. I. Larionov2, S. P. Suschev2, and J. Bonnin3 N. I. Frolova et al.
  • 1Seismological Center of IGE, Russian Academy of Sciences, Moscow, Russia
  • 2Moscow High Technical University named after Bauman, Moscow, Russia
  • 3Institute of Physics of the Earth, University of Strasbourg, France

Abstract. Assessment of expected loss and damage caused by earthquakes and secondary technological accidents are of primary importance for the development and implementation of preventive measure plans, as well as for emergency management just after the disaster. The paper addresses the procedures for estimations of loss caused by strong events and secondary hazards with information technology application. Examples of individual seismic risk zoning at Russian federal and regional levels are given, as well as that of scenario earthquakes consequences estimation, taking into account secondary technological hazards.

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