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An advanced approach to earthquake risk scenarios with applications to different european towns (RISK-UE)


Decision makers in earthquake-prone cities need concrete figures of the possible impact of seismic event. RISK-UE will develop a general and modular methodology for creating earthquake-risk scenarios that concentrates on the distinctive features of European towns, including both current and historical buildings. It will be based on seismic-hazard assessment, a systematic inventory and typology of the elements at risk and an analysis of their relative value and vulnerability, in order to identify the weak points of urban systems. The resulting scenarios will give concrete figures of direct and indirect damage of possible earthquakes. With the participation of urban council representatives, the methodology will then be applied to seven selected cities from the EU and Eastern Europe for its adaptation and validation. A European cities network for seismic-risk reduction will be created during a final symposium.

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