ABSTRACT

Seismic Waves: Drilling Toward a New Level of Preparedness   [open pdf - 455KB]

Seismic Waves is a newsletter published by the National Earthquake Hazards Reduction Program. "Drills and response exercises are vital components of earthquake preparedness. Drills teach behavior that helps people protect themselves once the ground starts shaking, and in response exercises, trained personnel practice what to do when the shaking stops. Preparedness can be heightened when it is understood that preparation is the responsibility not just of trained responders but of everyone in earthquake-prone regions, and that it involves not only learning what to do when earthquakes strike, but also doing things before they strike to mitigate their effects on people and property. Depending on how they are designed and executed, drills and exercises can help cultivate such understanding."

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Date:
2009-05
Copyright:
Public Domain
Retrieved From:
National Earthquake Hazards Reduction Program: http://www.nehrp.gov/
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pdf
Media Type:
application/pdf
Source:
Seismic Waves (May 2009)
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