Seismic survey probes urban earthquake hazards in Pacific Northwest

Eos, Transactions, American Geophysical Union
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Abstract

A multidisciplinary seismic survey earlier this year in the Pacific Northwest is expected to reveal much new information about the earthquake threat to U.S. and Canadian urban areas there. A disastrous earthquake is a very real possibility in the region.


The survey, known as the Seismic Hazards Investigation in Puget Sound (SHIPS), engendered close cooperation among geologists, biologists, environmental groups, and government agencies. It also succeeded in striking a fine balance between the need to prepare for a great earthquake and the requirement to protect a coveted marine environment while operating a large airgun array.

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Publication type Article
Publication Subtype Journal Article
Title Seismic survey probes urban earthquake hazards in Pacific Northwest
Series title Eos, Transactions, American Geophysical Union
DOI 10.1029/99EO00011
Volume 80
Issue 2
Year Published 1999
Language English
Publisher American Geophysical Union
Contributing office(s) Coastal and Marine Geology Program
Description 5 p.
Larger Work Type Article
Larger Work Subtype Journal Article
Larger Work Title Eos, Transactions American Geophysical Union
First page 13
Last page 17
Country United States
State Washington
Other Geospatial Puget Sound
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