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Seismic Waves: Keeping the Containers Moving Through U.S. Ports   [open pdf - 1MB]

Seismic Waves is a newsletter published by the National Earthquake Hazards Reduction Program [NEHRP]. "In the United States, container ports have become an important segment of the commercial infrastructure, a critical element of the economy, and a key gateway for exports and imports. However, the growing value of these facilities has generally not been accompanied by commensurate advances in their seismic risk management practices. This observation led to a major research effort initiated in 2005 by the Georgia Institute of Technology and partnering institutions. This work, supported by the National Science Foundation (NSF, a NEHRP agency), significantly advanced seismic risk-assessment and risk-mitigation knowledge applicable to container ports, an effort since furthered by the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) through its work as NEHRP's lead agency."

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Date:
2013-05
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Public Domain
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National Earthquake Hazards Reduction Program: http://www.nehrp.gov/
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pdf
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application/pdf
Source:
Seismic Waves (May 2013)
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