Using the USGS Seismic Risk Web Application to estimate aftershock damage

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Abstract

The U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) Engineering Risk Assessment Project has developed the Seismic Risk Web Application to combine earthquake hazard and structural fragility information in order to calculate the risk of earthquake damage to structures. Enabling users to incorporate their own hazard and fragility information into the calculations will make it possible to quantify (in near real-time) the risk of additional damage to structures caused by aftershocks following significant earthquakes. Results can quickly be shared with stakeholders to illustrate the impact of elevated ground motion hazard and earthquake-compromised structural integrity on the risk of damage during a short-term, post-earthquake time horizon.

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Publication type Conference Paper
Publication Subtype Conference Paper
Title Using the USGS Seismic Risk Web Application to estimate aftershock damage
Year Published 2014
Language English
Publisher Earthquake Engineering Research Institute
Contributing office(s) Geologic Hazards Science Center
Description 4 p.
Conference Title Third International Conference on Urban Disaster Reduction
Conference Location Boulder, CO
Conference Date September 28 - October 1, 2014
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