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Developing a Scenario for Widespread Use: Best Practices, Lessons Learned

Perry, Sue and Jones, Lucile and Cox, Dale (2011) Developing a Scenario for Widespread Use: Best Practices, Lessons Learned. Earthquake Spectra, 27 (2). pp. 263-272. ISSN 8755-2930.

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The ShakeOut Scenario is probably the most widely known and used earthquake scenario created to date. Much of the credit for its widespread dissemination and application lies with scenario development criteria that focused on the needs and involvement of end users and with a suite of products that tailored communication of the results to varied end users, who ranged from emergency managers to the general public, from corporations to grassroots organizations. Products were most effective when they were highly visual, when they emphasized the findings of social scientists, and when they communicated the experience of living through the earthquake. This paper summarizes the development criteria and the products that made the ShakeOut Scenario so widely known and used, and it provides some suggestions for future improvements.

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Additional Information:© 2011 Earthquake Engineering Research Institute. Received 25 January 2010; accepted 14 May 2010.
Subject Keywords:decision making, disasters, earthquake engineering, earthquakes, emergency services, national security, risk analysis, social sciences
Issue or Number:2
Classification Code:PACS: 89.20.Kk; 89.65.-s
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Deposited By: Tony Diaz
Deposited On:10 Oct 2011 17:10
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