motion analysis and its applications to earthquake damage assessment
in urban areas
Nguyễn Hồng Phương
In this paper, two methods with interdependent relationship are presented. The first method allows to quantitatively assess the ground motion taking into account the site effects. The second method, using the results of the first one, allows to estimate the damage and loss caused by earthquakes for an urban area. These methods have been successfully applied to a downtown district of Hà Nội. The wide implementation of these methods can considerably contribute to the earthquake risk management in Việt Nam.