The CEDIM project, founded in 2002 as a common undertaking of the Universität Karlsruhe (TH) and the Helmholtz-Zentrum Potsdam Deutsches GeoForschungsZentrum (GFZ), is dealing with various aspects of catastrophes, natural and man-made. Our Section participated in the sub-project Earthquake Risk under the project "Risk Map Germany", where a national seismic risk map was constructed combining intensity based probabilistic seismic hazard (our Section) with seismic vulnerability (Karlsruhe group ) and assets (joint Karlsruhe - GFZ group); Tyagunov et al. (2006).
The calculations were made on community basis, and maps of the mean damage ratio and seismic risk are shown below. A scenario approach based on data connected to the earthquakes in Albstadt, Baden-Württemberg on September 3, 1978, Roermond, the Netherlands on April 13, 1992 and Waldkirch, Baden-Württemberg on December 5, 2004 was also performed in this study.
A CEDIM glossary with relevant terms and definitions can be found here.
Tyagunov, S., Stempniewski, L., Grünthal, G., Wahlström, R., Zschau, J.: Vulnerability and risk assessment for earthquake prone cities. 13th World Conference on Earthquake Engineering (Vancouver/Canada 2004). Proceedings, paper 868, 2004.
Wahlström, R., Tyagunov, S., Grünthal, G., Stempniewski, L., Zschau, J., Müller, M.: Seismic risk analysis for Germany: methodology and preliminary results. In: Malzahn, D. and Plapp, T. (eds.): Disasters and society from hazard assessment to risk reduction, Proceedings of the International Conference, Logos, Berlin, 83-90, 2004.