Yes, the "onePAGER" contains all the major elements produced by PAGER in a Portable Document Format (PDF) file. It is available via link on the PAGER event specific web pages.
The current version of PAGER builds on the previously available PAGER system, which has been publically released since 2007.
PAGER addresses losses directly due to earthquake shaking. What about tsunami and other potential hazards related to the earthquake (fire, landslides, liquefaction)?
Year in and year out the vast majority of lives lost due to earthquakes come from earthquake shaking. For most earthquakes, shaking-related casualties (mainly, due to building collapse or damage) are the main problem.
What happens when reported damage and casualty reports become available? Do you update the PAGER loss model?
No. PAGER loss model results are estimated losses and remain independent of the actual reported losses. Later (greater than one year), the reported losses are used to update the loss model for that region or country.
What if the PAGER information is wrong? How will we be able to trust the information that you provide?
1. The important thing to remember is that PAGER will provide a range of possibilities. That said, this program does entail risk, and it will sometimes be incorrect in its estimates.
PAGER employs a new Earthquake Impact Scale (EIS) that is based on two complementary criteria. The first criterion is the estimated cost of damage; this is most suitable for domestic events and those in earthquake-resistant communities.
PAGER shaking intensity, population exposure, loss estimates, and supporting products are generated for all earthquakes of magnitude 5.5, or greater, worldwide.
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