31 Jan, 2018
National Earthquake Hazards Reduction Program (NEHRP): Issues in Brief [January 31, 2018]
Library of Congress. Congressional Research Service
Folger, Peter (Peter Franklin)
"Portions of all 50 states and the District of Columbia are vulnerable to earthquake hazards, although risks vary greatly across the country and within individual states. Seismic hazards are greatest in the western United States, particularly in California, Washington, Oregon, Alaska, and Hawaii. Alaska is the most earthquake-prone state, experiencing a magnitude-7 earthquake almost every year and a magnitude-8 earthquake every 13 years, on average, since 1900. Because of its low population and infrastructure density, Alaska has a relatively low risk for large economic losses from an earthquake. In contrast, California has more citizens and infrastructure at risk than any other state because of its frequent seismic activity, large population, and extensive infrastructure."
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    Folger, Peter (Peter Franklin)
  • Publisher
    Library of Congress. Congressional Research Service
  • Report Number
    CRS Report for Congress, R43141
  • Date
    31 Jan, 2018
  • Copyright
    Public Domain
  • Retrieved From
    Via E-mail
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  • Subjects
    Environmental issues and disasters/Geologic
    National Earthquake Hazards Reduction Program (U.S.)
    Seismology--Research--Law and legislation
    Hazard mitigation--Law and legislation
    Natural disaster warning systems--Law and legislation
    United States
  • Resource Group
    Reports (CRS)
  • Series
    CRS Report for Congress, R43141

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