Location

San Diego, California

Session Start Date

5-24-2010

Session End Date

5-29-2010

Abstract

Since the year 2000 a large number of earthquakes have taken place. But despite advances in disaster management and seismology, till now it has not been possible to save a single life during earthquake. Issue of forewarning based on reliable seismic precursors has not been considered. Large magnitude earthquakes in India, Indonesia, Pakistan, Iran, China, Italy, and Peru etc were unexpected jolts to the disaster managers. Practically each earthquake has taken heavy death toll in India, Pakistan, Iran, and China etc. If some precursory warning were issued, it would help in saving at least some lives. The issue of earthquake prediction is tricky and considering the present status of the subject, no government would predict earthquake. Whether the government predicts or not, after the occurrence of a destructive earthquake, the administration would always be in the dock. To overcome the situation, earthquake education for the masses should be so powerful that they would draw their own inference about occurrence or nonoccurrence of an earthquake.

Department(s)

Civil, Architectural and Environmental Engineering

Appears In

International Conferences on Recent Advances in Geotechnical Earthquake Engineering and Soil Dynamics

Meeting Name

Fifth Conference

Publisher

Missouri University of Science and Technology

Publication Date

5-24-2010

Document Version

Final Version

Rights

© 2010 Missouri University of Science and Technology, All rights reserved.

Document Type

Article - Conference proceedings

File Type

text

Language

English

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Development of Seismic Safety During Pre- and Co-Seismic Periods

San Diego, California

Since the year 2000 a large number of earthquakes have taken place. But despite advances in disaster management and seismology, till now it has not been possible to save a single life during earthquake. Issue of forewarning based on reliable seismic precursors has not been considered. Large magnitude earthquakes in India, Indonesia, Pakistan, Iran, China, Italy, and Peru etc were unexpected jolts to the disaster managers. Practically each earthquake has taken heavy death toll in India, Pakistan, Iran, and China etc. If some precursory warning were issued, it would help in saving at least some lives. The issue of earthquake prediction is tricky and considering the present status of the subject, no government would predict earthquake. Whether the government predicts or not, after the occurrence of a destructive earthquake, the administration would always be in the dock. To overcome the situation, earthquake education for the masses should be so powerful that they would draw their own inference about occurrence or nonoccurrence of an earthquake.