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Helping safeguard Veterans Affairs' hospital buildings by advanced earthquake monitoring

http://pubs.usgs.gov/fs/2012/3094/

We put seismic monitoring instruments into 20 VA hospital buildings, connected with computers that analyze their data to determine rapidly the structural health of the buildings in the event of earthquakes.

by Kalkan, Erol; Banga, Krishna; Ulusoy, Hasan S.; Fletcher, Jon Peter B.; Leith, William S.; and Blair, James L.
U.S. Geological Survey Fact Sheet 2012-3094
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Earthquakes, Engineering geology, Hazards, Instrument design and development, Seismic methods, Seismology, Medical facilities
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