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Author (up) Max Wyss pdf  isbn
  Title Earthquake loss estimates applied in real time and to megacity risk assessment Type Conference Article
  Year 2005 Publication Proceedings of ISCRAM 2005 – 2nd International Conference on Information Systems for Crisis Response and Management Abbreviated Journal ISCRAM 2005  
  Volume Issue Pages 297-299  
  Keywords Developing countries; Disaster prevention; Disasters; Human resource management; Information systems; Risk assessment; Earthquake risk; Global community; International rescue; Loss estimates; Major disasters; Organizational aspects; Real-time loss; Satellite images; Earthquakes  
  Abstract Real time loss estimates within one to two hours after major earthquakes are becoming useful for disaster managers and rescue teams to respond rapidly and at an optimal level. Tests show that the accuracy is low, but major disasters can be reliably distinguished from inconsequential earthquakes. Many technical and organizational aspects of these estimates can and should be improved. An analysis of what magnitude of disaster is likely to occur, if a major earthquake should occur near a megacity in a developing country shows that much work needs to be done to mitigate the risk, and that the global community is ill prepared to deal with such large disasters.  
  Address World Agency of Planetary Monitoring and Earthquake Risk Reduction, Geneva, Switzerland  
  Corporate Author Thesis  
  Publisher Royal Flemish Academy of Belgium Place of Publication Brussels Editor B. Van de Walle, B. Carle  
  Language English Summary Language English Original Title  
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  ISSN 2411-3387 ISBN 9076971099 Medium  
  Track EARLY WARNING AND RESPONSE: SPECIAL SESSION Expedition Conference 2nd International ISCRAM Conference on Information Systems for Crisis Response and Management  
  Notes Approved no  
  Call Number Serial 1110  
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