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Hazard and Risk

To mitigate earthquake losses, scientists evaluate the earthquake hazards across the country.

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Introduction to the National Seismic Hazard Maps

National Seismic Hazard Maps

Earthquakes cause an estimated annualized loss to the U.S. of several billions of dollars. To mitigate earthquake losses, it is necessary to evaluate the earthquake hazards across the country.
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National Seismic Hazard Maps

Earthquakes cause an estimated annualized loss to the U.S. of several billions of dollars. To mitigate earthquake losses, it is necessary to evaluate the earthquake hazards across the country.
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Regional and Urban Hazards

There are specific areas that are the focus of more detailed studies, and these contribute largely to the updated information that improves the national hazard maps.
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Regional and Urban Hazards

There are specific areas that are the focus of more detailed studies, and these contribute largely to the updated information that improves the national hazard maps.
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Risk

The well known statement "Earthquakes don't kill people, buildings do" highlights the need to make our communities more earthquake resilient. The impact of earthquakes on public safety and the national economy can be reduced through improvement of the built- environment to resist earthquake effects such as ground shaking. Reduction of the economic impact on individuals and the nation can also be...
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Risk

The well known statement "Earthquakes don't kill people, buildings do" highlights the need to make our communities more earthquake resilient. The impact of earthquakes on public safety and the national economy can be reduced through improvement of the built- environment to resist earthquake effects such as ground shaking. Reduction of the economic impact on individuals and the nation can also be...
Learn More