alexa Abstract | Earthquake and Tsunami Knowledge, Risk Perception and Preparedness in the SE Bangladesh
ISSN: 2167-0587

Journal of Geography & Natural Disasters
Open Access

OMICS International organises 3000+ Global Conferenceseries Events every year across USA, Europe & Asia with support from 1000 more scientific Societies and Publishes 700+ Open Access Journals which contains over 50000 eminent personalities, reputed scientists as editorial board members.

Open Access Journals gaining more Readers and Citations

700 Journals and 15,000,000 Readers Each Journal is getting 25,000+ Readers

This Readership is 10 times more when compared to other Subscription Journals (Source: Google Analytics)

Research Article Open Access

Abstract

Frequent tropical cyclones and floods, and less frequent earthquakes and tsunamis affect Bangladesh. In absence of recent large earthquake and tsunami experience, the country’s disaster risk reduction strategies have been developed from the learning dealing with frequent tropical cyclones and floods. However, an analysis of historical earthquake and tsunami suggests that the country is also vulnerable to earthquakes and tsunamis. For example, the 1762 earthquake originating within the Arakan Subduction Zone generated a tsunami in the northern Bay of Bengal that struck SE Bangladesh. This research aims to understand how local residents perceive and prepare for earthquake and tsunami in SE Bangladesh. In order to achieve this objective, this research used both quantitative (i.e. questionnaire survey) and qualitative (i.e. focus group discussions and informal interviews) data collection techniques in SE Bangladesh. The results of data analysis suggest that the local residents have lesser level of risk perception and preparedness in absence of their direct experience of earthquakes and tsunamis. As such, this research recommends further assessment of community vulnerability to earthquakes and tsunamis and implementing risk reduction strategies.

To read the full article Peer-reviewed Article PDF image | Peer-reviewed Full Article image

Author(s): Alam E

Keywords

Earthquake, Knowledge, Perception, Preparedness, Risk, Tsunami, Earthquake, Knowledge, Perception, Preparedness, Risk, Tsunami

Share This Page

Additional Info

Loading
Loading Please wait..
 
 
 
 
Peer Reviewed Journals
 
Make the best use of Scientific Research and information from our 700 + peer reviewed, Open Access Journals
International Conferences 2017-18
 
Meet Inspiring Speakers and Experts at our 3000+ Global Annual Meetings

Contact Us

 
© 2008-2017 OMICS International - Open Access Publisher. Best viewed in Mozilla Firefox | Google Chrome | Above IE 7.0 version
adwords