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Pan-European Earthquake model

Hazard, exposure and vulnerability models for earthquake risk assessment of 44 countries in Europe, based on state-of-the-art methodologies, tools, software and data

The European Earthquake Risk Model has been developed by Evaluación de Riesgos Naturales (ERN), in partnership with Risk Engineering and Development (RED).

The project aims at the development of hazard, exposure and vulnerability models for earthquake risk assessment of 44 countries in Europe. Based on state-of-the-art methodologies, tools, software and data, it tackles the generation of the components necessary to the probabilistic evaluation of the effects of earthquake-induced ground shaking on residential, commercial, public and industrial buildings in Europe at country and portfolio scales.

The new earthquake borderless risk model leverages the results and findings about hazard, vulnerability and exposure of the most recent European research projects about earthquake risk analysis and assessment and makes use of newly available open data sources about physical conformation of the territory, population distribution, building stock characteristics and geographic distribution.

Read more about the model on RED’s website
 

About ERN

Established in 1996 in Mexico City, ERN specialized in seismic engineering, evolving later to include the assessment of a wide range of natural and anthropogenic phenomena in order to mitigate their impact on people, buildings and infrastructure, by way of seeking solutions through specialized studies and software. ERN developed several risk models and risk related technology assets, with projects in Mexico, Latin America, Europe, Africa and Asia.

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