chapter six

Protecting lives using the results of earthquake modeling

6.0 Introduction

Earthquakes can be highly destructive to lives and property. This chapter profiles an organization of scientists using cutting edge supercomputer technology to create detailed earthquake models and simulations. These models are used to predict earthquake behavior, work towards public risk reduction and improve emergency response activities during an earthquake. Located in one of the most famous earthquake-prone areas of the world (Los Angeles, California), the ...

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