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Global Building Inventory for Earthquake Loss Estimation and Risk Management

Earthquake Spectra

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DOI: 10.1193/1.3450316

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Abstract

We develop a global database of building inventories using taxonomy of global building types for use in near-real-time post-earthquake loss estimation and pre-earthquake risk analysis, for the U.S. Geological Survey’s Prompt Assessment of Global Earthquakes for Response (PAGER) program. The database is available for public use, subject to peer review, scrutiny, and open enhancement. On a country-by-country level, it contains estimates of the distribution of building types categorized by material, lateral force resisting system, and occupancy type (residential or nonresidential, urban or rural). The database draws on and harmonizes numerous sources: (1) UN statistics, (2) UN Habitat’s demographic and health survey (DHS) database, (3) national housing censuses, (4) the World Housing Encyclopedia and (5) other literature.

Additional Publication Details

Publication type:
Article
Publication Subtype:
Journal Article
Title:
Global Building Inventory for Earthquake Loss Estimation and Risk Management
Series title:
Earthquake Spectra
DOI:
10.1193/1.3450316
Volume
26
Issue:
3
Year Published:
2010
Language:
English
Publisher location:
Reston, VA
Contributing office(s):
Geologic Hazards Science Center
Larger Work Type:
Article
Larger Work Subtype:
Journal Article
Larger Work Title:
Earthquake Spectra
First page:
731
Last page:
748
Country:
United States