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Seismic maps foster landmark legislation

Fact Sheet 224-95

Reducing Earthquake Losses Throughout the United States
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Abstract

When a powerful earthquake strikes an urban region, damage concentrates not only near the quake's source. Damage can also occur many miles from the source in areas of soft ground. In recent years, scientists have developed ways to identify and map these areas of high seismic hazard. This advance has spurred pioneering legislation to reduce earthquake losses in areas of greatest hazard.

Additional Publication Details

Publication type:
Report
Publication Subtype:
USGS Numbered Series
Title:
Seismic maps foster landmark legislation
Series title:
Fact Sheet
Series number:
224-95
Year Published:
1995
Language:
English
Publisher:
U.S. Geological Survey
Publisher location:
Reston, VA
Contributing office(s):
Earthquake Science Center, Menlo Park Science Center
Description:
2 p.
Country:
United States
Online Only (Y/N):
Y