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Volume 14, issue 12 | Copyright
Nat. Hazards Earth Syst. Sci., 14, 3311-3316, 2014
https://doi.org/10.5194/nhess-14-3311-2014
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Brief communication 18 Dec 2014

Brief communication | 18 Dec 2014

Brief Communication: Understanding disasters and early-warning systems

H. Castaños1 and C. Lomnitz2 H. Castaños and C. Lomnitz
  • 1Instituto de Investigaciones Económicas, Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México, 04510 Mexico, DF, Mexico
  • 2Instituto de Geofísica, Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México, 04510 Mexico, DF, Mexico

Abstract. This paper discusses some methodological questions on understanding disasters. Destructive earthquakes continue to claim thousands of lives. Tsunamis may be caused by recoil of the upper plate. Darwin's twin-epicenter hypothesis is applied to a theory of tsunamis. The ergodicity hypothesis may help to estimate the return periods of extremely rare events. A social science outline on the causation of the Tôhoku nuclear disaster is provided.

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