Household earthquake preparedness in Serbia: A study of selected municipalities

Vladimir M. Cvetković, Marina Filipović, Jasmina Gačić, Vladimir Jakovljević, Kevin Ronan, Rajib Shaw, Rita Mano

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This article presents the results of a qualitative study of household earthquake and communitylevel preparedness in Serbia and its relationship to various demographic factors. A series of 1,018 face-to-face interviews were conducted at the beginning of 2017 in eight Serbian municipalities. The results show that the population is generally unprepared, with low percentages of reported enhanced preparedness levels. In addition to presenting its findings, the study also considers future research directions, including using this study as a basis for more detailed research and to assist in facilitating community-led programs and strategies to increase earthquake safety.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)27-42
Number of pages16
JournalActa Geographica Slovenica
Issue number2
StatePublished - 2019

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© 2019, ZRC SAZU, Geografski inštitut Antona Melika.


  • Earthquake
  • Geography
  • Household
  • Natural hazards
  • Preparedness
  • Serbi
  • Survey

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Geography, Planning and Development
  • Cultural Studies
  • General Earth and Planetary Sciences


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