ABSTRACT

Monitoring Earthquake Shaking in Buildings to Reduce Loss of Life and Property   [open pdf - 2MB]

"Most loss of life and property in earthquakes is the result of damage to or collapse of buildings or other structures from strong shaking. Key to reducing such losses are recordings of structural response to damaging levels of shaking. Using these recordings, engineers can better design new buildings and strengthen existing buildings to survive future quakes. The U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) and cooperators are engaged in a national effort to acquire these critically needed strong-motion measurements in earthquake-prone urban areas."

Report Number:
FS-068-03
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Date:
2003
Copyright:
Public domain
Retrieved From:
U.S. Geological Survey: http://www.usgs.gov/
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pdf
Media Type:
application/pdf
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