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After the Earth Quakes: Elastic Rebound on an Urban Planet

Susan Elizabeth Hough and Roger G. Bilham

Abstract

Earthquakes rank among the most terrifying natural disasters faced by mankind. Out of a clear blue sky-or worse, a jet black one-comes shaking strong enough to hurl furniture across the room, human bodies out of bed, and entire houses off of their foundations. When the dust settles, the immediate aftermath of an earthquake in an urbanized society can be profound. Phone and water supplies can be disrupted for days, fires erupt, and even a small number of overpass collapses can snarl traffic for months. However, when one examines the collective responses of developed societies to major earthq ... More

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2005 Print ISBN-13: 9780195179132
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: November 2020 DOI:10.1093/oso/9780195179132.001.0001

Authors

Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Susan Elizabeth Hough, author

Roger G. Bilham, author