Earthquake Vulnerability Assessment (EVAs): Analysis Of Environmental Vulnerability And Social Vulnerability In Ranau Area, Sabah, Malaysia.

Elystarina Indan, and Rodeano Roslee, and Felix Tongkul, and Norbet Simon, (2018) Earthquake Vulnerability Assessment (EVAs): Analysis Of Environmental Vulnerability And Social Vulnerability In Ranau Area, Sabah, Malaysia. Geological Behavior (GBR), 2 (1). pp. 24-28.

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Abstract

Earthquakes are one of the most common and widely distributed natural risks to life and property. There is a need to identify the possible risk by assessing the vulnerability of the research area. The topic on Earthquake Vulnerability Assessment (EVAs) in Malaysia is very new and received little attention from geoscientists and engineers. Taking the 5.0 Ranau Earthquake 2015 as research study, the research’s main objective was to identify the social vulnerability and environment vulnerability on that area. The framework was formulated semi quantitively through the development of database for risk elements (properties) based on the information from secondary data, literature review and fieldwork. The vulnerability parameter includes social status (injury, fatalities, safety, loss of accommodation and public awareness) and interference of environment (affected period, daily operation and diversity). Each considered parameter in the vulnerability parameter is allocated with certain index value ranges from 0 (0% damage/victims/period),0.25 (1-25% damage/victim/period), 0.50 (26-50%damage/victims/periods), 0.75 (damage/victims/period), and 1.0 (75-100% damage/victim/periods). The value obtained from field work are calculated by using formula and are classified into five classes of vulnerability namely class 1 (0.81): Very High Vulnerability only. Results from this study indicate that a further study is needed to the area of high to very high vulnerability only. This approach is suitable as a guideline for preliminary development in the research area and potentially to be extended with different background and environments.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: Earthquake Vulnerability Assessment, secondary data, parameter, geoscientists
Subjects: Q Science > QE Geology
Divisions: FACULTY > Faculty of Science and Natural Resources
Depositing User: MDM SITI AZIZAH IDRIS
Date Deposited: 14 Oct 2019 05:31
Last Modified: 14 Oct 2019 05:31
URI: http://eprints.ums.edu.my/id/eprint/23786

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