Earthquakes: Monitoring Technology, Disaster Management and Impact Assessment


Wayne Coleman (Editor)

Series: Natural Disaster Research, Prediction and Mitigation
BISAC: NAT023000

In recent years, a number of disasters caused by earthquakes have demonstrated the vulnerability of both the developing and the developed world. This book provides new research on earthquakes. Chapter One focuses on the behavior of a simple spring-block model from the viewpoint of nonlinear dynamics and seismology. Chapter Two employs a new technique based on Extreme Learning Machine (ELM) for determination of liquefaction susceptibility of soil based on Standard Penetration Test (SPT) and Cone Penetration Test (CPT) from the Chi-Chi earthquake. Chapter Three presents a review of earthquake phenomenon in Nigeria, the occurrence and available data. Chapter Four describes the behavior and failure mechanisms of unreinforced masonry buildings and different rehabilitation and strengthening techniques. Chapter Five presents the results related to the preferred sources of information related to Risk, Hazard and Natural disaster. Chapter Six presents results regarding urban and semi-rural schoolchildren’s seismic risk perception, awareness and preparedness of a highly seismic region, in the state of Oaxaca, Mexico. Chapter Seven reviews the anomalous decrease in groundwater radon before the Taiwan large earthquakes. (Imprint: Nova)




Table of Contents


Chapter 1. Nonlinear Dynamics Behind The Seismogenic Fault Motion – A Review On Dynamics Of Single-Array Spring-Block Models
Srđan Kostić, Nebojša Vasović, Kristina Todorović, and Igor Franović (Institute for Development of Water Resources “Jaroslav Černi”, Jaroslava Černog, Belgrade, Serbia, and others)

Chapter 2. Modeling of Seismic Liquefaction Data Using Extreme Learning Machine
Pijush Samui, Sanjiban Sekhar Roy, Pradeep Kurup, and Yıldırım Dalkiliç (Associate Professor, Department of Civil Engineering, NIT Patna, Bihar, India, and others)

Chapter 3. Mitigating Ground Shaking Construction Activities in Coastal Cities of Nigeria: An Earthquake Preventive Measure
P. O. Awoyera, B. U. Ngene, G. A. Adeyemi and P. A. Aderonmu (Department of Civil Engineering, Covenant University, Ota, Nigeria, and others)

Chapter 4. Protection of Cultural Heritage Buildings Against Earthquakes from a Sensitized Structural Engineering Perspective
Adolfo Preciado, Osmar Rodriguez, Alejandro Ramirez-Gaytan, Nayar Gutierrez, David Vargas, and Gil Ochoa (Departamento del Hábitat y Desarrollo Urbano, Instituto Tecnológico y de Estudios Superiores de Occidente (ITESO), Tlaquepaque, Jalisco, México, and others)

Chapter 5. Seismic Risk Knowledge Sources and Perception: The Case of Preparatory School Students in Mexico City
Jaime Santos-Reyes, Tatiana Gouzeva and Galdino Santos-Reyes (Grupo de Investigación SARACS, ESIME, ZAC., Instituto Politecnico Nacional, México)

Chapter 6. Seismic Risk Perception and Preparedness of Primary Schoolchildren: The Case of Huajuapan, Oaxaca, Mexico
Jaime Santos-Reyes, Galdino Santos-Reyes and Tatiana Gouzeva (Grupo de Investigación SARACS, ESIME, ZAC., Instituto Politecnico Nacional, México)

Chapter 7. Anomalous Decrease in Groundwater Radon before the Taiwan Large Earthquakes
T. Kuo (Department of Mineral and Petroleum Engineering, National Cheng Kung University, Tainan, Taiwan)


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