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Building safer structures

Fact Sheet 167-95

Reducing Earthquake Losses Throughout the United States
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Abstract

In this century, major earthquakes in the United States have damaged or destroyed numerous buildings, bridges, and other structures. By monitoring how structures respond to earthquakes and applying the knowledge gained, scientists and engineers are improving the ability of structures to survive major earthquakes. Many lives and millions of dollars have already been saved by this ongoing research.

Additional Publication Details

Publication type:
Report
Publication Subtype:
USGS Numbered Series
Title:
Building safer structures
Series title:
Fact Sheet
Series number:
167-95
Edition:
Revised 1998
Year Published:
1995
Language:
English
Publisher:
U.S. Geological Survey
Publisher location:
Reston, VA
Contributing office(s):
Menlo Park Science Center, Earthquake Science Center
Description:
2 p.
Country:
United States
Online Only (Y/N):
Y