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Abstract

In 2003 the Joint Research Centre conducted a survey of mapping practices in eleven (11) new Member States (Bulgaria, Cyprus, Czech Republic, Estonia, Hungary, Latvia, Lithuania, Poland, Romania, Slovakia and Slovenia) for eight (8) major natural and technological hazards such as floods, forest fires, storms, landslides, earthquakes, industrial installations, transport of dangerous goods and contaminated lands. This activity was funded as part of the project entitled “Management of Natural and Technological Risks”. One fundamental project objective was to examine the existing situation in each of the surveyed countries, and compare different mapping methodologies in order to define guidelines for establishing compatible risk mapping systems, in particular multi-hazard risk mapping. This report describes the results of the earthquake section of the risk mapping activity. Responses to the survey provide important information about the current status of earthquake hazards and risk mapping in different countries and advantages and obstacles to developing a common methodology for multi-hazard risk mapping including this hazard in each country.

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Authors: RANGUELOV B, European Commission, Joint Research Centre, Institute for the Protection and the Security of the Citizen, Ispra (IT);JELÍNEK R, European Commission, Joint Research Centre, Institute for the Protection and the Security of the Citizen, Ispra (IT);WOOD M, European Commission, Joint Research Centre, Institute for the Protection and the Security of the Citizen, Ispra (IT)
Bibliographic Reference: EUR 22901 EN (2007), various paging. Free of charge
Availability: http://bookshop.europa.eu/is-bin/INTERSHOP.enfinity/WFS/EU-Bookshop-Site/en_GB/-/EUR/ViewPublication-Start?PublicationKey=LANA22901 (Catalogue Number: LA-NA-22901-EN-C)
Record Number: 200719570 / Last updated on: 2007-10-29
Category: PUBLICATION
Original language: en
Available languages: en
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