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Strategies for rapid global earthquake impact estimation: the Prompt Assessment of Global Earthquakes for Response (PAGER) system

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Abstract

This chapter summarizes the state-of-the-art for rapid earthquake impact estimation. It details the needs and challenges associated with quick estimation of earthquake losses following global earthquakes, and provides a brief literature review of various approaches that have been used in the past. With this background, the chapter introduces the operational earthquake loss estimation system developed by the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) known as PAGER (for Prompt Assessment of Global Earthquakes for Response). It also details some of the ongoing developments of PAGER’s loss estimation models to better supplement the operational empirical models, and to produce value-added web content for a variety of PAGER users.

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Publication type:
Book chapter
Publication Subtype:
Book Chapter
Title:
Strategies for rapid global earthquake impact estimation: the Prompt Assessment of Global Earthquakes for Response (PAGER) system
Year Published:
2013
Language:
English
Publisher:
Woodhead Publishing Limited
Publisher location:
Cambridge, U.K.
Contributing office(s):
Geologic Hazards Science Center
Description:
28 p.
Larger Work Type:
Book
Larger Work Subtype:
Handbook
Larger Work Title:
Handbook of seismic risk analysis and management of civil infrastructure systems
First page:
839
Last page:
866
Online Only (Y/N):
N
Additional Online Files(Y/N):
N