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Seismic design and engineering research at the U.S. Geological Survey

Earthquakes & Volcanoes (USGS)

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Abstract

The Engineering Seismology Element of the USGS Earthquake Hazards Reduction Program is responsible for the coordination and operation of the National Strong Motion Network to collect, process, and disseminate earthquake strong-motion data; and, the development of improved methodologies to estimate and predict earthquake ground motion.  Instrumental observations of strong ground shaking induced by damaging earthquakes and the corresponding response of man-made structures provide the basis for estimating the severity of shaking from future earthquakes, for earthquake-resistant design, and for understanding the physics of seismologic failure in the Earth's crust.

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Publication type Article
Publication Subtype Journal Article
Title Seismic design and engineering research at the U.S. Geological Survey
Series title Earthquakes & Volcanoes (USGS)
Volume 20
Issue 6
Year Published 1988
Language English
Publisher U.S. Geological Survey
Description 5 p.
First page 219
Last page 223
Country United States