Seismic Waves: Learning from the Disasters in Japan and New Zealand   [open pdf - 910KB]

Seismic Waves is a newsletter published by the National Earthquake Hazards Reduction Program [NEHRP]. "The New Zealand earthquakes of September 4, 2010, and February 22, 2011, and the Tohoku Japan earthquake and tsunami of March 11, 2011, presented rare learning opportunities that are highly relevant, not only to the affected countries, but also to the United States. On February 9 and 10, 2012, the Earthquake Engineering Research Institute (EERI) convened a workshop to review what was already being learned from these tragic events and to consider what and how further lessons could be drawn from them. The National Science Foundation (NSF), one of the four NEHRP agencies, supported the workshop and EERI's subsequent report about the meeting. Attendees included more than 100 researchers and representatives from universities, research organizations, and government agencies in the United States, Japan, and New Zealand. The NSF Director, the Japanese and New Zealand Ambassadors to the United States, and the Executive Director of the Japan Science and Technology Agency opened the workshop and expressed their strong support for the international collaborative effort to learn from these great disasters. Most researchers had been engaged in studies related to the Japan or New Zealand earthquakes under projects supported by NSF's Rapid Response Research (RAPID) grant program."

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Seismic Waves (July 2012)
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