Rapid Earthquake Loss Assessment After Damaging Earthquakes [chapter]

Mustafa Erdik, Karin Sesetyan, M. Betul Demircioglu, Ufuk Hancilar, Can Zulfikar
2010 Geotechnical, Geological and Earthquake Engineering  
This article summarizes the work done over the last decades regarding the development of new approaches and setting up of new applications for earthquake rapid response systems that function to estimate earthquake losses in quasi-real time after an earthquake. After a critical discussion of relevant earthquake loss estimation methodologies, the essential features and characteristics of the available loss estimation software are summarized. Currently operating near-real-time loss estimation
more » ... oss estimation tools can be classified under two main categories depending on the size of area they cover: global and local systems. For the global or regional near-real-time loss estimation systems: GDACS, WAPMERR, PAGER, and NERIES-ELER methodologies are presented together with their loss estimations for the 2009 Abruzzo (L'Aquila) earthquake in Italy. Examples are provided for the local rapid earthquake loss estimation systems, including the Taiwan Earthquake Rapid Reporting System, Real-time Earthquake Assessment Disaster System in Yokohama, Real Time Earthquake Disaster Mitigation System of the Tokyo Gas Co., and Istanbul Earthquake Rapid Response System.
doi:10.1007/978-90-481-9544-2_21 fatcat:y3o4mi5ygrbohpykz2m2ucwwei