The street, an area exposed to earthquakes (the Lorca case, Spain 2011)
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B. Rojo, M.
(issn: 1684-9981, eissn: 1684-9981)
The Lorca earthquake (Spain, 11-05-2011)
caused considerable damages, including a building
collapse. This earthquake killed 9 persons affected outside the buildings, on the street, and
more than 300 people injured. Studying this specific human exposure requires an adapted
methodolgy. This article proposes a dynamic and spatio-temporal approach of individual
mobility during the seismic crisis. Its application on Lorca case shows spatial and temporal
variability of individual exposure level in the street during the hours following the shake. Not really studied until now, this specific human exposure deserves more attention particularly in
zones of moderate seismicity, like Euromediterranean area.