Mitigation Best Practices

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The central United States is home to more than ten million people and many could be directly impacted by an earthquake in the New Madrid seismic zone.1 Since the happening of the earthquake will not be prevented as manmade risk must be prevented for the diminishing casualties, damages, and economic losses.


In 1983, the states of Arkansas, Illinois, Indiana, Kentucky, Mississippi, Missouri, and Tennessee formed the Central United States Earthquake Consortium (CUSEC) in partnership with the Federal Emergency Management Agency for mitigation and risk reduction for earthquake improves public earth-quake awareness and education; coordinates multi-state planning for earthquake preparedness, response, and recovery; and encourages research in earthquake hazard reduction. The principal objective of the emergency management is to prevent or reduce the risk to life and property from earthquake. The following five issues that have been received by the CUSEC in case of emergency management for future earthquake on the New Madrid fault line. It is said that half a loaf is better than no loaf.
In 1993, with USGS support and collaboration, the CUSEC State Geologists began a significant effort to map earthquake hazards. In 1995 they completed a regional soils map that can be used to locate areas likely to experience intense shaking in earthquakes. This was revised in 1999. In 2003-2004, the CUSEC State Geologists worked with the USGS to create an informative
Adopting and enforcing building codes with seismic provisions is the most important single step that local governments can take to min ...
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