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Preparedness and prevention actions for the seismic risk mitigation in Martinique (FWI) : how can they be improved?

Abstract

In 2006, Martinican stakeholders involved in seismic safety formed the "Réplik" working group ("Aftershock" in French), the first of its kind in this region. This poster presents a mid-term appraisal of the first seismic awareness campaign organized by Réplik from 2006 to 2011, and how it has modified, or not, local preparedness. Despite efforts from the Réplik team to improve its efficiency through surveys, a growing gap is noted between the observed awareness and the actual preparedness of the public. As observed elsewhere, gender, age, educational level, then boredom and saturation contribute to this discrepancy; strong cultural items probably also influence the perception of actions. To remain efficient, to respond to seccurity standards and to public's expectations, Réplik must evolve: consideration of religion and local beliefs, comprehensive messages on TV and radio, use of Creole language, participatory experiences and drills, with a little bit of science. So that, the Réplik campaign can hope to increase Martinicans' involvement into the preparedness process.

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hal-01061028 , version 1 (05-09-2014)

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Jean-Christophe Audru, Jean-Louis Vernier, Bruno Capdeville, Jean-Jacques Salindre, Eliane Mouly. Preparedness and prevention actions for the seismic risk mitigation in Martinique (FWI) : how can they be improved?. 24ème Réunion Annuelle des sciences de la terre : RST 2014, Oct 2014, Pau, France. ⟨hal-01061028⟩

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