SCEC Award Number 10056 View PDF
Proposal Category Individual Proposal (Integration and Theory)
Proposal Title HAZUS Probabilistic Loss Estimates for California: Comparison of 2002 and 2008 National Seismic Hazard Map Data & UCERF2 Data
Name Organization
Hope Seligson MMI Engineering
Other Participants GIS Analyst (1)
SCEC Priorities B6, C SCEC Groups SHRA
Report Due Date 02/28/2011 Date Report Submitted N/A
Project Abstract
Intellectual Merit Establishing the capability to evaluate various NSHM and UCERF model data on a consistent basis using HAZUS provides standard loss metrics (economic losses and casualties), supporting WGCEP activities. It also demonstrates the value of implementing risk analysis software to provide additional insights related to the impact of changing seismic hazard values over time.
Broader Impacts This project offers the potential to clarify the differences between published and current annualized loss assessments conducted using HAZUS. By allowing for a more direct comparison of annualized earthquake losses determined from several generations of seismic hazard maps (e.g., NSHM 2002, NSHM 2008 and UCERF2), the impact of both hazard map and inventory data changes can be assessed. The results can support the use of annualized loss assessments by the emergency management and mitigation communities.
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