Seismic survey probes urban earthquake hazards in Pacific Northwest
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.
Additional publication details
|Publication Subtype||Journal Article|
|Title||Seismic survey probes urban earthquake hazards in Pacific Northwest|
|Series title||Eos, Transactions, American Geophysical Union|
|Publisher||American Geophysical Union|
|Contributing office(s)||Coastal and Marine Geology Program|
|Larger Work Type||Article|
|Larger Work Subtype||Journal Article|
|Larger Work Title||Eos, Transactions American Geophysical Union|
|Other Geospatial||Puget Sound|
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