ABSTRACT

Seismic Considerations for Communities at Risk   [open pdf - 3MB]

This publication provides individuals and community decision-makers with information to assess seismic risk, make informed decisions about seismic safety in their communities, and determine what can be done to mitigate risk. The publication includes information on the scope of earthquake risk in the U.S., the effects of earthquakes on buildings, how design can reduce earthquake effects, and the importance of seismic codes and the National Earthquake Hazards Reduction Program Provisions. Also included are factors to consider when deciding whether and how to take action to reduce earthquake risk and suggestions for stimulating community action.

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Date:
1995-09-01?
Copyright:
Public Domain
Retrieved From:
Lessons Learned Information Sharing (LLIS)
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pdf
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application/pdf
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