The March 5, 1987, Ecuador Earthquakes: Mass Wasting and Socioeconomic Effects

The March 5, 1987, Ecuador Earthquakes: Mass Wasting and Socioeconomic Effects

By: Committee on Natural Disasters (author), National Research Council (author), Division on Engineering and Physical Sciences (author), Commission on Engineering and Technical Systems (author)Paperback

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Description

This book provides an account of the 1987 Ecuador earthquakes, evaluating the physical phenomena involved and the performance of structures and systems. It identifies and recommends cases where an in-depth study would contribute to improvement of our ability to analyze and forecast such failures and our preparedness, warning, rescue, recovery, and rehabilitation systems. The volume also describes how state-of-the-art knowledge can be applied to improve public safety and welfare.

About Author

Committee on Natural Disasters, National Research Council

Contents

1 Front Matter; 2 Executive Summary; 3 1 Introduction; 4 2 General Geology of Northeastern Ecuador; 5 3 Tectonics and Seismicity; 6 4 Intensity and Damage Distribution; 7 5 Mass Wasting and Flooding; 8 6 Effects of Lifelines; 9 7 Local-Level Economic and Social Consequences; 10 8 Organizational Interaction in Response and Recovery; 11 Appendix A Disaster-Management Organizations - General; 12 Appendix B International Organizations Involved in the March 1987 Disaster Operations; 13 Appendix C Ecuadorian Organizations Involved in the March 1987 Disaster Operations; 14 Map

Product Details

  • ISBN13: 9780309044448
  • Format: Paperback
  • Number Of Pages: 184
  • ID: 9780309044448
  • ISBN10: 0309044448

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