Household earthquake preparedness in Serbia: A study of selected municipalities

  • Vladimir M. Cvetković Faculty of Security Studies, University of Belgrade, Gospodara Vučića 50, 11040 Belgrade, Serbia
  • Kevin Ronan
  • Rajib Shaw
  • Marina Filipović Graduate School of Media and Governance in Keio University’s Shonan Fujisawa Campus (SFC)
  • Rita Mano
  • Jasmina Gačić Clinical Psychology School of Human, Health and Social Sciences, CQ University, Rockhampton
  • Vladimir Jakovljević Faculty of Security Studies, University of Belgrade, Gospodara Vučića 50, 11040 Belgrade, Serbia
Keywords: geography, natural hazards, earthquake, preparedness, household, survey, Serbia


This article presents the results of a qualitative study of household earthquake and community-level 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.


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Cvetković VM, Ronan K, Shaw R, Filipović M, Mano R, Gačić J, Jakovljević V. Household earthquake preparedness in Serbia: A study of selected municipalities. AGS [Internet]. 2019Jan.1 [cited 2021Oct.27];59(2). Available from: