Assessing and Managing Earthquake Risk. An Introduction -- Assessing and Managing Earthquake Risk. An Introduction -- Earthquake Hazard And Strong Motion -- Overview on Earthquake Hazard Assessment - Methods and New Trends -- Observation, Characterization and Prediction Of Strong Ground Motion -- Local Site Effects and Microzonation -- Site-City Interaction -- Vulnerability Assessment -- Vulnerability Assessment Of Dwelling Buildings -- Vulnerability Assessment Of Historical Buildings -- Experimental Techniques For Assessment Of Dynamic Behaviour Of Buildings -- Vulnerability and Risk Assessment Of Lifelines -- System Analysis And Risk -- Damage Scenarios and Damage Evaluation -- Urban System Exposure to Natural Disasters: An Integrated Approach -- Response Of Hospital Systems -- Managing Earthquake Risk -- Building Against Earthquakes -- Industrial Facilities -- Early Warning and Rapid Damage Assessment -- Technical Emergency Management -- Civil Protection Management -- Earthquake Risk and Insurance -- Strengthening and Repairing Earthquake Damaged Structures -- Advanced Techniques in Modelling, Response and Recovery -- Case Studies, Initiatives And Experiences -- Seismic Loss Scenarios Based on Hazard Disaggregation. Application to the Metropolitan Region of Lisbon, Portugal -- Loss Scenarios For Regional Emergency Plans: Application to Catalonia, Spain -- Risk-Ue Project: An Advanced Approach to Earthquake Risk Scenarios With Application to Different European Towns. This book points out the need of a multidisciplinary approach in the field of risk assessment and management. It provides an overview of the problems, approaches and common practices directly related to earthquake risk mitigation and, in particular, to the preparation of earthquake emergency plans. Written by a team of specialists from different disciplines, the authors worked together extensively in order to create unity and continuity in the text as a whole. Each topic is illustrated with examples of actual applications taken from the bibliography - including websites with available relevant information. Case studies and information on some relevant international projects are given. Audience This work will be of interest to students and professionals with a basic education in geology, geophysics, geotechnical and civil engineering, system analysis, geography and architecture. It can be used as a textbook for a specialized post-graduate course on the topic.