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Mitigating the impact of impending earthquakes

Mitigating the impact of impending earthquakes

earthquake prognostics strategy transferred into practice

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Published by A.A. Balkema in Rotterdam, Brookfield .
Written in English

    Subjects:
  • Earthquake engineering.,
  • Earthquake hazard analysis.,
  • Earthquake prediction.,
  • Earthquake resistant design.

  • Edition Notes

    Other titlesEarthquake prognostics strategy transferred into practice
    Statementedited by Andreas Vogel, Klaus Brandes.
    ContributionsBrandes, Klaus., Vogel, Andreas, 1929-, International Seminar on Earthquake Prognostics (6th : 1991 : Berlin, Germany)
    Classifications
    LC ClassificationsQE538.8 .M58 1997
    The Physical Object
    Paginationx, 407 p. :
    Number of Pages407
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL20264735M
    ISBN 109054108010

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