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Seismic design and engineering research at the U.S. Geological Survey

February 2, 1988

The Engineering Seismology Element of the USGS Earthquake Hazards Reduction Program is responsible for the coordination and operation of the National Strong Motion Network to collect, process, and disseminate earthquake strong-motion data; and, the development of improved methodologies to estimate and predict earthquake ground motion.  Instrumental observations of strong ground shaking induced by damaging earthquakes and the corresponding response of man-made structures provide the basis for estimating the severity of shaking from future earthquakes, for earthquake-resistant design, and for understanding the physics of seismologic failure in the Earth's crust.

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Publication Year 1988
Title Seismic design and engineering research at the U.S. Geological Survey
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Publication Type Article
Publication Subtype Journal Article
Series Title Earthquakes & Volcanoes (USGS)
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Index ID 70176390
Record Source USGS Publications Warehouse
USGS Organization