Estimating Building Exposure And Impact To Volcanic Hazards

Principal and subsidiary building structure characteristics and their distribution have been inventoried in Icod, Tenerife (Canary Islands) and used to evaluate the vulnerability of individual buildings to three volcanic hazards: tephra fallout, volcanogenic earthquakes and pyroclastic flows. The procedures described in this paper represent a methodological framework for a comprehensive survey of all the buildings at risk in the area around the Teide volcano in Tenerife.

Author: Joan Marti
Author: Robin Spence
Author: Erica Calogero
Author: A. Ordoñez
Author: A. Felpeto
Author: Peter Baxter

Publication: Journal of Volcanology and Geothermal Research 178(3).

Year: 2008