Articles | Volume 20, issue 6
Nat. Hazards Earth Syst. Sci., 20, 1663–1687, 2020
https://doi.org/10.5194/nhess-20-1663-2020
Nat. Hazards Earth Syst. Sci., 20, 1663–1687, 2020
https://doi.org/10.5194/nhess-20-1663-2020

Review article 05 Jun 2020

Review article | 05 Jun 2020

Review article: The spatial dimension in the assessment of urban socio-economic vulnerability related to geohazards

Diana Contreras et al.

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The socio-economic condition of the population determines their vulnerability to earthquakes, tsunamis, volcanic eruptions, landslides, soil erosion and land degradation. This condition is estimated mainly from population censuses. The lack to access to basic services, proximity to hazard zones, poverty and population density highly influence the vulnerability of communities. Mapping the location of this vulnerable population makes it possible to prevent and mitigate their risk.
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