Science and technology based earthquake risk reduction strategies: The Indian scenario

Czasopismo : Acta Geophysica
Tytuł artykułu : Science and technology based earthquake risk reduction strategies: The Indian scenario

Autorzy :
Freund, F.
Department of Physics, San Jose State University, San Jose, CA, USA,,
Bansal, B.
Geoscience Division, Ministry of Earth Sciences, New Delhi, India,,
Verma, M.
Geoscience Division, Ministry of Earth Sciences, New Delhi, India,,
Abstrakty : Science and Technology (S & T) interventions are considered to be very important in any effort related to earthquake risk reduction. Their three main components are: earthquake forecast, assessment of earthquake hazard, and education and awareness. In India, although the efforts towards earthquake forecast were initiated about two decades ago, systematic studies started recently with the launch of a National Program on Earthquake Precursors. The quantification of seismic hazard, which is imperative in the present scenario, started in India with the establishment of first seismic observatory in 1898 and since then a substantial progress has been made in this direction. A dedicated education and awareness program was initiated about 10 years ago to provide earthquake education and create awareness amongst the students and society at large. The paper highlights significant S & T efforts made in India towards reduction of risk due to future large earthquakes.

Słowa kluczowe : Indian subcontinent, seismic hazard, Science and Technology, education and awareness, risk reduction,
Wydawnictwo : Instytut Geofizyki PAN
Rocznik : 2013
Numer : Vol. 61, no. 4
Strony : 808 – 821
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Cytuj : Freund, F. ,Bansal, B. ,Verma, M. , Science and technology based earthquake risk reduction strategies: The Indian scenario. Acta Geophysica Vol. 61, no. 4/2013