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Learning from Earthquake Disasters

Beaven, S., Wilson, T., Johnston, L., Johnston, D. and Smith, R. (2015) Learning from Earthquake Disasters. In: Beer, M., Kougioumtzoglou, I.A., Patelli, E. and Au, S.K., (eds.) Encyclopedia of Earthquake Engineering. Springer, pp. 1295-1311.

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The United Nations International Strategy for Disaster Reduction (UNISDR) defines disaster as the “serious disruption of the functioning of a community or society involving widespread human, material economic or environmental losses and impacts, which exceeds the ability of the affected community or society to cope using its own resources” (UNISDR 2014)...

Item Type: Book Chapter
Publisher: Springer
Copyright: © 2015 Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg
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