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Major improvements in progress for Southern California Earthquake Monitoring

Mori, Jim and Kanamori, Hiroo and Davis, James and Hauksson, Egill and Clayton, Robert and Heaton, Thomas and Jones, Lucile and Shakal, Anthony and Porcella, Ron (1998) Major improvements in progress for Southern California Earthquake Monitoring. Eos, 79 (18). pp. 217-221. ISSN 0096-3941. doi:10.1029/98EO00157.

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Major improvements in seismic and strong-motion monitoring networks are being implemented in southern California to better meet the needs of emergency response personnel, structural engineers, and the research community in promoting earthquake hazard reduction. Known as the TriNet project, the improvements are being coordinated by the California Institute of Technology (Caltech), the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS), and the California Division of Mines and Geology (CDMG) of the state's Department of Conservation. Already the ambitious instrument and system development project has started to record and disseminate ground motions from a spatially dense and robust network of high quality seismographs.

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Additional Information:© 1998 American Geophysical Union. The TriNet project is being built using existing infrastructure and with collaboration between federal and state government, university, and private sectors. Southern California's first digital network began with the installation of seismographs known as TERRAscope, made possible by a grant from the Whittier Foundation and the ARCO Foundation. Pacific Bell, through its CalREN Program, has provided new frame-relay digital communications technology for telemetry. The CUBE (Caltech-USGS Broadcast of Earthquakes) project, started in 1991, has formed a consortium of government agencies and private industry concerned with earthquake hazards in southern California. This group has built support for the project and provided valuable user input into the design of the earthquake information systems. In addition to the initial support from USGS and the current support from FEMA, numerous government and private organizations have made significant contributions to the funding. These include the National Science Foundation, California Trade and Commerce Agency, and Pacific Bell through the CalREN project. Cost-sharing of the FEMA funding is also provided by Caltech and CDMG. The Southern California Earthquake Center Data Center continues to provide facilities for data storage and distribution.
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Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA)UNSPECIFIED
California Trade and Commerce AgencyUNSPECIFIED
California Division of Mines and GeologyUNSPECIFIED
Whittier FoundationUNSPECIFIED
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Official Citation:Mori, J., H. Kanamori, J. Davis, E. Hauksson, R. Clayton, T. Heaton, L. Jones, A. Shakal, and R. Porcella (1998), Major improvements in progress for Southern California Earthquake Monitoring, Eos Trans. AGU, 79(18), 217–221, doi:10.1029/98EO00157
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