Future of the US National Strong-Motion Program

Open-File Report 97-530



These reports are presented in response to a charge of the Earthquake Hazards Reduction Program (EHRP) Program Council of the U.S. Geological Survey to 'define the future of the USGS National Strong-Motion Program (NSMP)' (Appendix A). The council requested that a 'Vision Paper' and an 'Options Document' be prepared. Each of these reports is a separate document. The 'Executive Summary' of both reports is presented here under separate cover. The content of the reports and the executive summary is organized to the extent possible according to the main charges of the EHRP Program Council. Detailed evaluation of charges and questions posed by the Council with the benefit of modern GIS tools and the recent deliberations of three national workshops have yielded substantial new insight regarding the status of strong-motion measurement in the US. These reports are intended as an objective evaluation of the nation's need and capability to record the next major earthquake at locations of most significance for public safety.

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Publication type Report
Publication Subtype USGS Numbered Series
Title Future of the US National Strong-Motion Program
Series title Open-File Report
Series number 97-530
DOI 10.3133/ofr97530
Edition Version 1.0
Year Published 1997
Language ENGLISH
Publisher Geological Survey (U.S.)
Contributing office(s) Earthquake Hazards Program, Earthquake Science Center
Description Chapters A, B, and C (89 p.)
Larger Work Type Report
Larger Work Subtype USGS Numbered Series
Larger Work Title Future of the US National Strong-Motion Program
Online Only (Y/N) Y
Additional Online Files (Y/N) Y
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