New Hazard Maps, Model Updates Could Shift Views on Quake Risk

January 2010
Best's Review;Jan2010, Vol. 110 Issue 9, p7
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The article provides an overview on the result of the Geological Survey's 2008 National Seismic Hazard Maps in the U.S. It states that the agency's ground motion attenuation models within the country tend to lower ground motion by 30%. It adds that ground motion in the central and eastern part of the country is lower by about 10% to 25%. It also indicates that the state of California has a greater chance of experiencing a strong quake.


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