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PAGER--Rapid assessment of an earthquakes impact

September 30, 2010

PAGER (Prompt Assessment of Global Earthquakes for Response) is an automated system that produces content concerning the impact of significant earthquakes around the world, informing emergency responders, government and aid agencies, and the media of the scope of the potential disaster. PAGER rapidly assesses earthquake impacts by comparing the population exposed to each level of shaking intensity with models of economic and fatality losses based on past earthquakes in each country or region of the world. Earthquake alerts--which were formerly sent based only on event magnitude and location, or population exposure to shaking--now will also be generated based on the estimated range of fatalities and economic losses.

Publication Year 2010
Title PAGER--Rapid assessment of an earthquakes impact
DOI 10.3133/fs20103036
Authors D. J. Wald, K. Jaiswal, K. D. Marano, D. Bausch, M. Hearne
Publication Type Report
Publication Subtype USGS Numbered Series
Series Title Fact Sheet
Series Number 2010-3036
Index ID fs20103036
Record Source USGS Publications Warehouse
USGS Organization Earthquake Hazards Program; Geologic Hazards Science Center