Earthquake alert: Who's ready to cope?

Spotts, Peter N.; LaFranchi, Howard; Platt, Kevin; Barr, Cameron W.; Weir, Fred
February 1999
Christian Science Monitor;2/3/99, Vol. 91 Issue 47, p1
Describes the work of the Global Seismic Hazard Assessment Program. Lessons learned from the recent earthquake in Colombia; Many in less developed countries unaware of their earthquake risk; Desire to improve preparedness levels; Poor seismic detection in Russia; Importance of using and accepting seismic data; Need for up-to-date building codes.


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