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Geodynamic Framework And Regional Structure As Factors Affecting The Earthquake Planning Of Zakinthos Municipality (Greece)

Price

Free (open access)

Paper DOI

10.2495/RISK000161

Volume

45

Pages

10

Published

2000

Size

1,501 kb

Author(s)

E. Lekkas

Abstract

The Zakinthos town (Zakinthos island, Western Greece) has suffered in the past repeated disasters by earthquakes with most outstanding episode the 1953 earthquake. The high seismic risk is attributed to the particular geodynamic setting of the broad region. In this framework it is considered worthwhile and essential to work out a plan of emergency action in order to minimise the consequences. The organisation of the plan was based on a number of factors, which constitute the problem, the main of which are the geodynamic framework and the given regional and urban stucture. Especially, based on the arising evidence it is found out that the broad area is within a negative geodynamic framework which is characterised by the presence of non favorable geological formations, landslides,

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