Damaging earthquakes: A scientific laboratory

Edited by: Housner G.W.Chung R.M.


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This paper reviews the principal lessons learned from multidisciplinary postearthquake investigations of damaging earthquakes throughout the world during the past 15 years. The unique laboratory provided by a damaging earthquake in culturally different but tectonically similar regions of the world has increased fundamental understanding of earthquake processes, added perishable scientific, technical, and socioeconomic data to the knowledge base, and led to changes in public policies and professional practices for earthquake loss reduction.

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Publication type Conference Paper
Publication Subtype Conference Paper
Title Damaging earthquakes: A scientific laboratory
Year Published 1996
Language English
Larger Work Title Proceedings of the Conference on Natural Disaster Reduction
First page 151
Last page 152
Conference Title Proceedings of the 1996 Conference on Natural Disaster Reduction
Conference Location Washington, DC, USA
Conference Date 3 December 1996 through 5 December 1996
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