Fundamental Issues in Seismic Safety in Midwestern U.S. Due to Hazard/Vulnerability Relation

by S. Hosahalli, Univ of Cincinnati, Cincinnati, United States,
C. Chuntavan, Univ of Cincinnati, Cincinnati, United States,
A. E. Aktan, Univ of Cincinnati, Cincinnati, United States,

Document Type: Proceeding Paper

Part of: Structural Engineering in Natural Hazards Mitigation


Problems in establishing and mitigating seismic risk in urban areas when seismicity is not confidently based on instrumental records are discussed. Urban Southwestern Ohio is a specific example. Research results pertaining to the seismic vulnerability of recurring constructed facilities are presented. The need for rigorously establishing seismic risk, developing a realistic mitigation policy and its implementation is discussed.

Subject Headings: Seismic effects | Seismic tests | Safety | Geohazards | Public health and safety | Earthquakes | Mitigation and remediation | Urban areas | Ohio | United States

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