Assessment of Casualty and Economic Losses from Earthquakes Using Semi-empirical Model

Hsi-Hsien Wei, Igal M. Shohet, Mirosław J. Skibniewski, Stav Shapira, Robert Levy, Tsafrir Levi, Amos Salamon, Moti Zohar

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Published by Elsevier Ltd. A complete seismic risk assessment generally takes into consideration the interaction of three components - hazard, exposure and vulnerability - and after these three components are well defined for the purpose of interest, the risk can be assessed by the intersection of these three components, and in turn risk can controlled by countermeasures to each aspect of risk. The goal of this study is to develop and implement a semi-empirical model for casualty estimation that will enable to forecast the extent, types and severity of casualties that may happen in Israel and its surroundings in the case of several scenarios of given earthquakes. The expected deliverables will enable the research team to assess the risk, and develop strategies for retrofitting the vulnerable structures, and improve preparedness of the population in the case of destructive earthquakes.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)599-605
Number of pages7
JournalProcedia Engineering
Publication statusPublished - 1 Jan 2015
Externally publishedYes
Event4th Creative Construction Conference, CCC 2015 - Krakow, Poland
Duration: 21 Jun 201524 Jun 2015


  • seismic hazard
  • seismic risk assessment

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • General Engineering


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