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A Proposal For Earthquake Emergency Planning Of Rhodes Municipality (Greece)

Price

Free (open access)

Paper DOI

10.2495/RISK980161

Volume

31

Pages

10

Published

1998

Size

1,399 kb

Copyright

WIT Press

Author(s)

E. Lekkas, D. Sakellariou & S. Lozios

Abstract

The town of Rhodes (Rhodes island, southeastern Greece) exhibits increased seismic risk which is attributed to its position in the vicinity of the Aegean Arc and also the geo-dynamic phenomena. Additionally, the risk is particularly high due to the contemporary regional structure and social characteristics. In order to reduce the consequences from a future earthquake an integrated study on earthquake emergency planning and protection was carried out for the Rhodes town, and parts of this research are presented in this work. In particular, based on the geo-dynamic framework but also the urban structure characteristics of the town a management plan for emergency situations which appeals the local

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