U.S. Geological Survey National Strong-Motion Project strategic plan, 2017–22

Open-File Report 2017-1156
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The mission of the National Strong-Motion Project is to provide measurements of how the ground and built environment behave during earthquake shaking to the earthquake engineering community, the scientific community, emergency managers, public agencies, industry, media, and other users for the following purposes:

  • Improving engineering evaluations and design methods for facilities and systems;
  • Providing timely information for earthquake early warning, damage assessment, and emergency response action; and
  • Contributing to a greater understanding of the mechanics of earthquake rupture, groundmotion characteristics, and earthquake effects.

Suggested Citation

Aagaard, Brad, Celebi, Mehmet, Gee, Lind, Graves, Robert, Jaiswal, Kishor, Kalkan, Erol, Knudsen, Keith, Luco, Nico, Smith, James, Steidl, Jamison, and Stephens, Christopher, 2017, U.S. Geological Survey National Strong-Motion Project strategic plan, 2017–22: U.S. Geological Survey Open-File Report 2017–1156, 14 p., https://doi.org/10.3133/ofr20171156.

ISSN: 2331-1258 (online)

Table of Contents

  • Mission
  • National Strong-Motion Project
  • Strategic Plan Objectives
  • Vision
  • Core Values
  • Strategies, Actions, and Outcomes
  • Acknowledgments
  • References Cited
  • Appendix 1

Additional publication details

Publication type Report
Publication Subtype USGS Numbered Series
Title U.S. Geological Survey National Strong-Motion Project strategic plan, 2017–22
Series title Open-File Report
Series number 2017-1156
DOI 10.3133/ofr20171156
Year Published 2017
Language English
Publisher U.S. Geological Survey
Publisher location Reston, VA
Contributing office(s) Earthquake Science Center
Description iv; 14 p.
Online Only (Y/N) Y
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