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Editors: Melanie A. Carmichael
Book Description:
Close to 75 million people in 39 states face some risk from earthquakes. Given the potentially huge costs associated with a large, damaging earthquake in the United States, an ongoing issue for Congress is whether the federally supported earthquake programs are appropriate for the earthquake risk. This book discusses the National Earthquake Hazards Reduction Program (NEHRP) the multi-agency federal program to reduce the nation's risk from earthquakes; earthquake hazards and risk in the U.S.; federal programs that support earthquake monitoring; the U.S. capability to detect earthquakes and issue notifications and warnings and federally supported research to improve the fundamental scientific understanding of earthquakes with a goal of reducing U.S. vulnerability.


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Table of Contents:
Preface

Earthquakes: Risk, Detection, Warning, and Research;pp. 1-30
(Peter Folger, Specialist in Energy and Natural Resources Policy)

Prompt Assessment of Global Earthquakes for Response (PAGER): A System for Rapidly Determining the Impact of Earthquakes Worldwid;pp. 31-46
(Paul S. Earle, David J. Wald, Kishor S. Jaiswal, Trevor I. Allen, Michael G. Hearne, Kristin D. Marano, Alicia J. Hotovec, Jeremy M. Fee, U.S. Geological Survey)

Estimating Casualties for Large Earthquakes Worldwide Using an Empirical Approach;pp. 47-105
(Kisher Jaiswal, David J. Wald, Mike Hearne, U.S. Geological Survey)

Documentation for the 2008 Update of the United States National Seismic Hazard Maps;pp. 107-234
(U.S. Geological Survey, Mark D. Petersen,Arthur D.Frankel,Stephen C. Harmsen,Charles S. Mueller,Kathleen M. Haller, Russell L. Wheeler, Nicolas Luco, Edward H. Field,Chris J. Wills,Kenneth S. Rukstales)

Testimony of Dr. John R. Hayes, Jr., Director, NEHRP, Building and Fire Research Laboratory, National Institute of Standards and Technology, before the Subcommittee on Technology and Innovation;pp. 235-247
(John R. Hayes)

Testimony of Thomas D. O'Rourke, School of Civil and Environmental Engineering, Cornell University, Ithaca, NY, before the Subcommittee on Technology Innovation, Hearing on "Reauthorization of the National Earthquake Hazards Reduction Program: R&D for Disaster Resilient Communities;pp. 249-267
(Thomas D. O'Rourke)

Testimony of Dr. James Robert Harris, P.E., President J.R. Harris & Company, Structural Engineers, Denver, Colorado, before the Subcommittee on Technology and Innovation;pp. 261-267
(James Robert Harris)

Testimony of Kenneth D. Murphy, Immediate Past-President, National Emergency Management Association, Director, Oregon Emergency Management, before the Subcommittee on Technology and Innovation, Hearing on "Reauthorization of the National Earthquake Hazards Reduction Program: R&D for Disaster Resilient Communities";pp. 269-271

Strategic Plan for the National Earthquake Hazards Reduction Program:
Fiscal Years 2009-2013;pp. 275-325
(U.S. Geological Survey)

Index pp.329-337

   Series:
      Natural Disaster Research, Prediction and Mitigation
   Binding: Hardcover
   Pub. Date: 2011 - 1st Quarter
   Pages: 337.pp
   ISBN: 978-1-61728-659-9
   Status: AV
  
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