New Government Report: Earthquakes: Risk, Detection, Warning, and Research (ISBN: 1437928072)
Earthquakes: Risk, Detection, Warning, and Research (ISBN: 1437928072)
By Peter Folger (Paperback, 26 pages, 2010, $20)
Earlier in the week, a series of earthquakes shook Southern California, reports the San Diego Union-Tribune. This follows the massive earthquakes that struck Haiti in January and Indonesia in May.
Contents of this report: (1) Intro.; (2) National Earthquake Hazards Reduction Program: A Shift in Program Emphasis to Hazard Reduction; (3) Earthquake Hazards and Risk: Potential Losses from Earthquakes; A Decrease in Estimated Loss?; The New Madrid Seismic Zone; (4) Monitoring; Advanced National Seismic System and Funding; Dense Urban Networks; Regional Networks; Backbone Stations; National Strong-Motion Project; Global Seismic Network; (5) Detection, Notification, and Warning; National Earthquake Information Center; ShakeMap; Prompt Assessment of Global Earthquakes for Response; Pre-disaster Planning: HAZUS-MH; (6) Research — Understanding Earthquakes; United States Geological Survey USGS; National Science Foundation (NSF); (7) Conclusion. Charts and tables.
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