Management of an emergency evacuation: RESULTS and past esperience
The results are presented in four different sections:
1. Past experience,
2. Emergency and evacuation response,
3. Opinions, attitude and knowledge about the emergency plan,
4. Relationships between variables.
Past earthquake experience
We asked the respondents about previous earthquake experience. 14.3% of the respondents had never experienced an earthquake before, 28.6% had experienced an earthquake only one time before and 57.1% had experienced an earthquake more than one time before (see Table
Did you ever Experience an Earthquake before in your Life?
Earthquake experience in the high-rise building
We were interested in understand if the respondents have experienced at least one seismic shock while they were in the building. As Table 2 shows, almost everybody have experienced at least one seismic shock in the building: 97.3% yes and 2.7% no.
Have you Experienced at least one Seismic Shock when you Were in the Building?
We asked the respondents to indicate in which floor of the building they were during the most severe shock. Most of the respondents were on the ground floor (16.7%) and on the ninth floor (16.7%), while nobody was on the basement. Table 3 detailed shows respondents position on the different floors during the most severe shock.
On which Floor of the Building Were you during the most Severe Shock?
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