Seismic Waves: Growing Earthquake-Resilient Americans   [open pdf - 766KB]

Seismic Waves is a newsletter published by the National Earthquake Hazards Reduction Program. "As relatively infrequent but potentially cataclysmic events, earthquakes can sow a sense of fatalism and resignation among those they threaten. This can be countered through education about how seismic risks are reduced. Primary and secondary schools are important venues for such instruction, not only because of the unique access that they afford to emerging citizens, but also because children are no less vulnerable than adults to earthquake hazards and because tomorrow's earthquake professionals must be cultivated among today's youth. The National Earthquake Hazards Reduction Program (NEHRP) is facilitating seismic education in schools through the production of resources designed for teachers and children. These efforts are led by the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) and the U.S. Geological Survey. This article highlights some of the earthquake- related materials that FEMA has developed for this important audience."

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National Earthquake Hazards Reduction Program: http://www.nehrp.gov/
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Seismic Waves (February 2010)
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