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Oregon Earthquake Risks

Tuesday, October 14, 2014

 

  • Safe School Programs: Toward a National Agenda  
    The United States lacks a national policy affirming the right to learn in school buildings that are safe from earthquakes. The authors review the status of school seismic safety in five high-seismic-hazard zones identified on the USGS National Seismic Hazard Maps. Efforts to support progress on school seismic assessment and mitigation in the highly decentralized U.S. public education sector are reviewed, and the authors propose a three-part national agenda to make schools safer in high-seismic-hazard regions, centered on a common goal: "URM-Free by 2033."  Read the full draft.
  • Earthquake Resilience Planning: Will Oregon Learn Lesson From Japan's 2011 Disaster?