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Natural Hazards and Earth System Sciences An interactive open-access journal of the European Geosciences Union
Nat. Hazards Earth Syst. Sci., 17, 581-594, 2017
https://doi.org/10.5194/nhess-17-581-2017
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19 Apr 2017
The street as an area of human exposure in an earthquake aftermath: the case of Lorca, Spain, 2011
Marc Bertran Rojo et al.

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The Lorca earthquake (Spain; 11 May 2011) killed 9 people, injured over 300 and caused huge damage. The vicinity of buildings in the street was the most unsafe area for people. This article proposes a method to study individual evacuation after a seism. Applied to Lorca, it shows the spatio-temporal variability of individual exposure in the street after the shake. The results of this study are helpful to preventive actions in places with moderate seismicity, stressing the danger of the street.
The Lorca earthquake (Spain; 11 May 2011) killed 9 people, injured over 300 and caused huge...
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