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Real-time seismology and earthquake hazard mitigation

Kanamori, Hiroo and Hauksson, Egill and Heaton, Thomas (1997) Real-time seismology and earthquake hazard mitigation. Nature, 390 (6659). pp. 461-464. ISSN 0028-0836. doi:10.1038/37280.

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Recent advances in seismic sensor technology, data acquisition systems, digital communications, and computer hardware and software make it possible to build reliable real-time earthquake information systems. Such systems provide a means for modern urban regions to cope effectively with the aftermath of major earthquakes and, in some cases, they may even provide warning, seconds before the arrival of seismic waves. In the long term these systems also provide basic data for mitigation strategies such as improved building codes.

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Additional Information:© 1997 Macmillan Publishers Ltd. Published: Dec. 4 1997.
Group:Seismological Laboratory
Issue or Number:6659
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