A METHODOLOGY FOR TSUNAMI HAZARD AND RISK ASSESSMENT: APPLICATION TO THE COASTAL AREA OF EL SALVADOR

Pino González-Riancho Calzada, Mauricio González Rodríguez, Omar Gutierrez Gutierrez, Oscar García-Aguilar, Iñigo Aniel-Quiroga, Ignacio Aguirre-Ayerbe, Jose Antonio Álvarez, Francisco Gavidia, Ivonne Jaimes, Jeniffer Larreynaga

Abstract


Advances in the understanding and prediction of tsunami impacts allow the development of adaptation and mitigation strategies to reduce risk on coastal areas. This work, funded by the Spanish Agency for International Development Cooperation (AECID) during the period 2009-2012, presents a comprehensive methodology for tsunami risk assessment at any coastal area worldwide applied specifically in this case to the coast of El Salvador.

Keywords


tsunami risk assessment; hazard modeling; vulnerability; resilience; indicators; GIS; evacuation modeling

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