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By A. Harbi, S. Maouche, A. Ayadi, D. Benouar (auth.), Giuliano F. Panza, Ivanka Paskaleva, Concettina Nunziata (eds.)

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The sped up, and sometimes out of control, development of the towns has contributed to the ecological transformation in their quick atmosphere. components contributing to the city vulnerability contain: decreasing or emerging of the water desk, subsidence, lack of bearing skill of soil foundations and instability of slopes. contemporary catastrophic earthquakes spotlight the bad figuring out by means of determination makers of seismic similar probability, in addition to the tendency of a few developers to take advantage of the most cost effective designs and building fabrics to extend non permanent fiscal returns on their investment.

Losses from earthquakes will proceed to extend if we don't shift in the direction of proactive answer. catastrophe aid is either a topic for attention within the sustainable improvement schedule and a cross-cutting factor with regards to the social, financial, environmental and humanitarian sectors. As position is the most important issue, which determines the extent of threat linked to a probability, land-use plans and mapping can be used as instruments to spot the main appropriate utilization for weak areas.

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BEADNELL (1901) and SANDFORD (1934) advocated that the Nile valley is of erosional origin. , 1993) consider it of tectonic origin. The tectonic origin of the Nile valley is supported by the fault scarps bordering the cliffs of the Nile valley, by the numerous faults recognized on its sides (EL-GAMILI, 1982; SAID 1981, 1990) and by the focal mechanisms of the most recent earthquakes (NRIAG, 2001). Moreover, recent studies indicate that the Nile valley of Egypt occupied the marginal part of two tectonic zones (the Eastern Desert and the inner part of the Neogene-Quaternary platform), and it is considered as a barrier that prevented the extension of the activity of the East African orgenic belt to the west (SAID, 1990).

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