University College London
Civil & Environmental Engineering
• In the past 3 centuries over 3 million people have died
due to earthquakes and earthquake related disasters.
• The economic losses estimated for the period 1929-1950
are in excess of US$10 billion.
• 2/3 of the earths crust is seismically active, which means
that about 1,000,000,000 people are living in areas of
the world that are prone to earthquakes.