Developing Multivariate Models For Earthquake Casualty Estimation
Tierney, Kathleen J.
Disaster Research Center
Considerable emphasis has been given in recent years to the development of methodologies for use in earthquake loss estimation (c.f., Steinbrugge, 1982; Applied Technology Council, 1985). Spangle, et al., 1987; Panel on Earthquake Loss Estimation, 1989). While the results of these efforts are impressive, and while we now know considerably more about potential earthquake losses that we did ten years ago, this knowledge is still quite uneven and incomplete (Tierney, 1990). For example, we know much more about probable losses to the building stock than about other kinds of losses, and the data base lacks regional balance.