Earthquakes and US National Security

Arundhati Bhattacharyya, Scott Romaniuk

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapterpeer-review


Earthquakes are a form of sudden and rapid shaking of the ground that are caused by shifts in the layers of rocks beneath the surface of the earth that can happen anywhere. They are one of the most dangerous and destructive among the natural calamities. During the aftermath of an earthquake, thousands are often found dead, with many others injured and homeless. Hospitals are frequently destroyed, so it becomes difficult for the victims to get assistance; fires often break out; and there may be cut-offs in water, gas, and electricity services. In 1997, Seattle officials took its benefit and utilized it for school retrofit project and hazard mapping. This brought the public and the private sectors together, which has resulted in national awards. The United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization has been working in the field of disaster management since 1960.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationThe Handbook of Homeland Security
EditorsScott N. Romaniuk, Martin Scott Catino, C. Augustus Martin
Place of PublicationBoca Raton, Fl.
PublisherCRC Press
Number of pages7
ISBN (Electronic)9781315144511
ISBN (Print)9781032362632 , 9781138501720
Publication statusPublished - 7 Jul 2023


Dive into the research topics of 'Earthquakes and US National Security'. Together they form a unique fingerprint.

Cite this