After most moderate‐to‐strong earthquakes causing considerable damage (e.g., recent earthquakes such as those of Boumerdes in 2003, Bam in 2003, L’Aquila in 2009, Haïti in 2010, etc.), the observed losses remind local authorities and decision makers that reducing seismic risk is essential for the well‐being and safety of local populations, as well as for economic and social stability. The anticipation and simulation of the consequences of an earthquake scenario require knowledge of the probabilistic seismic hazard, as well as a representation of the capacity of structures to support the seismic ground motion: this is the objective of seismic‐vulnerability assessments. Such...

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