About this Research Topic
The aim of this Research Topic is to present the latest advances of theories and methods for providing accurate results to achieve a risk reduction through scientifically informed strategies or policies. On the one hand, a reliable and low-cost assessment of seismic hazard, earthquake hazards, vulnerability and damage aimed at reducing risk and worldwide applicable is needed. On the other hand, a better assessment of seismic risk and knowledge-oriented application is achieved when there is greater cooperation between the earthquake engineers, engineering seismologists and civil protection managers. Many uncertainties and difficulties have to be tackled: (1) earthquake occurrence models and operational earthquake forecasting, (2) modification of seismic waves by sedimentary cover (3) the effect of alluvial valleys or basins and the local topography (4) the spatial correlation of the ground motion (5) the vulnerability of historical heritage and current building stock and (5) the use of time-dependent seismic hazard and risk also indirect effects as landslides, tsunamis, etc. for risk reduction.
This Research Topic invites submissions of Original Research and Review articles addressing the following themes that include, but are not limited to:
• Velocity structure and local seismic hazard characterization
• Innovation in ambient vibration surveys and their applications
• Strong ground motion and checking site response estimates
• Near-fault ground motion factors
• Seismogenic processes of seismic sources and forecasting models
• Vulnerability evaluation of buildings and historical heritage
• Earthquake and tsunamis scenarios and risk management
• Earthquake and tsunami disaster reduction
Keywords: velocity structure, operational earthquake forecasting, time dependent seismic hazard and risks, vulnerability of historial heritage, risk reduction
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