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Assessing Volcanic Hazard

Joan Martí Molist.

P ublished online September 2017 .

Article. Subjects: Natural Disasters (Environmental Science); Geology and the Lithosphere; Geophysics. 26578 words.

Volcanoes represent complex geological systems capable of generating many dangerous phenomena. To evaluate and manage volcanic risk, we need first to assess volcanic hazard (i.e., identify...

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Earthquake Risk Assessment

Max Wyss.

P ublished online September 2017 .

Article. Subjects: Natural Disasters (Environmental Science); Geology and the Lithosphere; Geophysics. 14205 words.

This article discusses the importance of assessing and estimating the risk of earthquakes. It begins with an overview of earthquake prediction and relevant terms, namely: earthquake hazard,...

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Earthquake Risk Assessment

Max Wyss.

P ublished online March 2016 .

Article. Subjects: Earth Sciences and Geography; Geology and the Lithosphere; Natural Disasters (Environmental Science). 14175 words.

This article discusses the importance of assessing and estimating the risk of earthquakes. It begins with an overview of earthquake prediction and relevant terms, namely: earthquake hazard,...

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