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New Earth Science Data Have Been Reported by Researchers at Swiss Federal Institute of Technology (Development of the OpenQuake engine, the Global...

July 11, 2014



New Earth Science Data Have Been Reported by Researchers at Swiss Federal Institute of Technology (Development of the OpenQuake engine, the Global Earthquake Model's open-source software for seismic risk assessment)

By a News Reporter-Staff News Editor at Science Letter -- Investigators publish new report on Science. According to news reporting out of Zurich, Switzerland, by NewsRx editors, research stated, "The Global Earthquake Model aims to combine the main features of state-of-the-art science, global collaboration and buy-in, transparency and openness in an initiative to calculate and communicate earthquake risk worldwide."

Our news journalists obtained a quote from the research from the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology, "One of the first steps towards this objective has been the open-source development and release of software for seismic hazard and risk assessment called the OpenQuake engine. This software comprises a set of calculators capable of computing human or economic losses for a collection of assets, caused by a given scenario event, or by considering the probability of all possible events that might happen within a region within a certain time span."

According to the news editors, the research concluded: "This paper provides an insight into the current status of the development of this tool and presents a comprehensive description of each calculator, with example results."

For more information on this research see: Development of the OpenQuake engine, the Global Earthquake Model's open-source software for seismic risk assessment. Natural Hazards, 2014;72(3):1409-1427. Natural Hazards can be contacted at: Springer, 233 Spring St, New York, NY 10013, USA. (Springer - www.springer.com; Natural Hazards - www.springerlink.com/content/0921-030x/)

Our news journalists report that additional information may be obtained by contacting V. Silva, ETH, Swiss Seismol Serv, CH-8092 Zurich, Switzerland. Additional authors for this research include H. Crowley, M. Pagani, D. Monelli and R. Pinho (see also Science).

Keywords for this news article include: Zurich, Europe, Science, Software, Switzerland

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