Journal of Risk Analysis and Crisis Response

Volume 7, Issue 4, December 2017, Pages 214 - 224

Assessment of Earthquake Prevention and Disaster Reduction Capability of County-Level Administrative Units in Gansu Province

Authors
Jin Chen, Wen Li, Wenkai Chen, Suping Zhang
Corresponding Author
Wenkai Chen
Received 10 September 2017, Accepted 3 November 2017, Available Online 28 December 2017.
DOI
https://doi.org/10.2991/jrarc.2017.7.4.3How to use a DOI?
Keywords
Gansu, county-level administrative units, earthquake prevention and disaster reduction capability, analytic hierarchy process
Abstract
Firstly, this paper establishes the assessment indicator system for the earthquake prevention and disaster reduction capability of county-level administrative units in Gansu, and formulates three criteria, ten indicators and fifteen variables centered on one target. Then, the analytic hierarchy process is applied to determine the indicator weights, and the environmental supporting capability, infrastructure supporting capability and resource supporting capability of different counties in Gansu in the handling of earthquake disasters are calculated to obtain the assessment figure for the earthquake prevention and disaster reduction capability of county-level administrative units in Gansu. The research results indicate that Anning District of Lanzhou has the strongest earthquake prevention and disaster reduction capability while Zhouqu County possesses the weakest earthquake prevention and disaster reduction capability; the overall earthquake prevention and disaster reduction capability of northwestern and northeastern regions in Gansu is higher, in which the earthquake prevention and disaster reduction capability of Aksay-Subei District, Jinchuan District, Xifeng District, Linxia City District and Lanzhou City District is particularly prominent; the earthquake prevention and disaster reduction capability of Sunan-Tianzhu District and Gannan-Longnan District is relatively weaker; the geographical environment has a great impact on the earthquake prevention and disaster reduction capability, which is demonstrated as that the earthquake prevention and disaster reduction capability of regions with violent tectonic activities and dramatic topographic inequality tend to be weak; the whole province should improve the construction of infrastructure and fundamental resources in order to compensate for the insufficiency in environmental supporting capability. In addition, the expert scoring method is adopted in the determination of indicator weights, which is subject to high subjectivity; considering that some data are missing and the influential indicators are not considered comprehensively, the assessment indicator system requires further improvement.
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Journal
Journal of Risk Analysis and Crisis Response
Volume-Issue
7 - 4
Pages
214 - 224
Publication Date
2017/12/28
ISSN (Online)
2210-8505
ISSN (Print)
2210-8491
DOI
https://doi.org/10.2991/jrarc.2017.7.4.3How to use a DOI?
Open Access
This is an open access article distributed under the CC BY-NC license.

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