Earthquake Preparedness

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Earthquake Preparedness

  1. 1. Earthquake Preparedness
  2. 2. Earthquake Preparedness <ul><li>Earthquake Preparedness </li></ul><ul><li>a variety of measures designed to help individuals, businesses, and local and state governments in earthquake prone areas to prepare for significant earthquakes. </li></ul>
  3. 3. Earthquake Preparedness <ul><li>Earthquake Preparedness Measures </li></ul><ul><li>Retrofitting and earthquake resistant designs of new buildings and lifeline structures (e.g. bridges, hospitals, power plants). </li></ul><ul><li>Response doctrines for state and local government emergency services. </li></ul><ul><li>Preparedness plans for individuals and businesses. </li></ul>
  4. 4. Can we predict earthquake? <ul><li>Online Information Resources </li></ul><ul><li>Earthquake Preparedness in Japan (Video) </li></ul>
  5. 5. Can we predict earthquake? <ul><li>Online Information Resources </li></ul><ul><li>Earthquake Simulator in Japan (Video) </li></ul>
  6. 6. Can we predict earthquake? <ul><li>Online Information Resources </li></ul><ul><li>School Earthquake Competition in US (Video) </li></ul>
  7. 7. Can we predict earthquake? <ul><li>Online Information Resources </li></ul><ul><li>Earthquake Engineering Research Institute http:// www.eeri.org / </li></ul><ul><li>National Earthquake Information Center – NEIC http://earthquake.usgs.gov/regional/neic/ </li></ul><ul><li>ABAG San Francisco Bay Area Local Hazard Mitigation Plan http:// quake.abag.ca.gov /mitigation/ </li></ul>
  8. 8. Can we predict earthquake? <ul><li>Online Information Resources </li></ul><ul><li>Earthquake Prediction Research center http://wwweprc.eri.u-tokyo.ac.jp/EPRC_E.html </li></ul><ul><li>Cabinet Office – Disaster Preparedness Department (Japanese) http:// www.bousai.go.jp / </li></ul><ul><li>Japan Meteorological Agency http://www.jma.go.jp/en/quake/ </li></ul>
  9. 9. Can we predict earthquake? <ul><li>Online Information Resources </li></ul><ul><li>China Seismological Bureau (Chinese) http:// www.csi.ac.cn/html/index.jsp </li></ul><ul><li>China Digital Seismograph Network (Chinese) http://www.cdsn.org.cn/ </li></ul><ul><li>China Earthquake Administration http://english.gov.cn/2005-10/02/content_74193.htm </li></ul>
  10. 10. Can we predict earthquake? <ul><li>Task Two </li></ul><ul><li>Work in groups. </li></ul><ul><li>Summarize and compare the earthquake preparedness done by worldwide countries. </li></ul><ul><li>Post your findings and comments on forum. </li></ul>
  11. 11. Can we predict earthquake? <ul><li>Assessment </li></ul><ul><li>Work in groups again. </li></ul><ul><li>Use Mindmeister (or other collaborative tools) to create a concept map for the earthquake preparation plan of Hong Kong. </li></ul><ul><li>Each group should focus on one of the following key topics only: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Building design and retrofitting </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Land use planning </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Education for public </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Education at schools </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Each group will give a brief oral presentation (not more than 15 minutes) of your preparation plan. Each member should join the presentation. </li></ul><ul><li>The concept map should be uploaded for submission on or before 30 Jun 2008 . </li></ul>

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