Earthquakes: Risk, Detection, Warning, and Research

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This report discusses the National Earthquake Hazards Reduction Program (NEHRP), a program under which the federal government supports efforts to assess and monitor earthquake hazards and risk in the United States. This report also discusses earthquake hazards and risk in the United States; federal programs that support earthquake monitoring; the U.S. capability to detect earthquakes and issue notifications and warnings; and federally-supported research to improve the fundamental scientific understanding of earthquakes with a goal of reducing U.S. vulnerability.

Creator(s): Folger, Peter
Location(s): United States
Creation Date: February 8, 2011
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UNT Libraries Government Documents Department
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Congressional Research Service Reports
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Folger, Peter

Specialist in Energy and Natural Resources Policy

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Place of Publication: Washington D.C.
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  • Creation: February 8, 2011
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United States
Description:

This report discusses the National Earthquake Hazards Reduction Program (NEHRP), a program under which the federal government supports efforts to assess and monitor earthquake hazards and risk in the United States. This report also discusses earthquake hazards and risk in the United States; federal programs that support earthquake monitoring; the U.S. capability to detect earthquakes and issue notifications and warnings; and federally-supported research to improve the fundamental scientific understanding of earthquakes with a goal of reducing U.S. vulnerability.

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30 pages.

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Congressional Research Service Reports
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