ABSTRACT

Saving Lives through Better Design Standards   [open pdf - 514KB]

"Over the past 30 years, scientists have put together a more complete picture of how the ground shakes during earthquakes. They have learned that shaking near the source of earthquakes is far more severe than once thought and that soft ground shakes more strongly than hard rock. This knowledge has enabled engineers to improve design standards so that structures are better able to survive strong earthquakes."

Report Number:
FS-176-95
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Date:
2001-03
Copyright:
Public domain
Retrieved From:
U.S. Geological Survey: http://www.usgs.gov/
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pdf
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application/pdf
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