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The plan to coordinate NEHRP post-earthquake investigations

May 1, 2003

This is the plan to coordinate domestic and foreign post-earthquake investigations supported by the National Earthquake Hazards Reduction Program (NEHRP). The plan addresses coordination of both the NEHRP agencies—Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA), National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST), National Science Foundation (NSF), and U. S. Geological Survey (USGS)—and their partners. The plan is a framework for both coordinating what is going to be done and identifying responsibilities for post-earthquake investigations. It does not specify what will be done. Coordination is addressed in various time frames ranging from hours to years after an earthquake. The plan includes measures for (1) gaining rapid and general agreement on high-priority research opportunities, and (2) conducting the data gathering and fi eld studies in a coordinated manner. It deals with identifi cation, collection, processing, documentation, archiving, and dissemination of the results of post-earthquake work in a timely manner and easily accessible format.

Citation Information

Publication Year 2003
Title The plan to coordinate NEHRP post-earthquake investigations
DOI 10.3133/cir1242
Authors Thomas L. Holzer, Roger D. Borcherdt, Craig D. Comartin, Robert D. Hanson, Charles R. Scawthorn, Kathleen Tierney, T. Leslie Youd
Publication Type Report
Publication Subtype USGS Numbered Series
Series Title Circular
Series Number 1242
Index ID cir1242
Record Source USGS Publications Warehouse
USGS Organization Earthquake Hazards Program; Earthquake Science Center

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