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Title: The seismic risk of buildings in Malta
Other Titles: Urban habitat constructions under catastrophic events
Authors: Borg, Ruben Paul
Borg, R. C.
Borg Axisa, Glorianne
Keywords: Geotechnical engineering
Natural disasters
Earthquakes -- Risk assessment
Buildings -- Design and construction
Engineering, Architectural
Buildings -- Earthquake effects
Earthquake resistant design
Issue Date: 2008
Publisher: University of Malta. Department of Building & Civil Engineering
Citation: Borg, R. P., Borg, R. C., & Borg Axisa, G. (2008). The seismic risk of buildings in Malta. In Mazzolani, F. M., Mistakidis, E., Borg, R. P., Byfield, M., De Matteis, G., Dubina.,..Wang, Y. (Eds.), Urban habitat constructions under catastrophic events: COST Action C26 (pp. 430-441). Malta: University of Malta. Dept. of Building & Civil Engineering.
Abstract: The Maltese Islands are perceived to have a low seismicity. Earthquake activity is generally characterised by small magnitude events. However the occurrence of large magnitude earthquakes in the surrounding areas and the reports of historic earthquakes indicate that it is necessary to address adequately the seismic risk of buildings in Malta.
Seismic risk is discussed in terms of seismic hazard and building vulnerability, with reference to the building construction industry in the Maltese Islands. Furthermore, exposure is discussed with respect to potential loss in a seismic event.
ISBN: 9789990944402
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Urban habitat constructions under catastrophic events : COST Action C26

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