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Earthquake Risk Reduction Workshop Planned

By Ralph Derickson

 

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The purpose of the workshop is to bring the U.S. Geological Survey, the Building Seismic Safety Council (the NEHRP map developers), and users (engineers, seismic-safety regulators, public officials, emergency managers and planners) together to discuss seismic hazards, risk and design in the central United States, especially in Kentucky.

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Lexington, Ky. (Nov. 8, 2002) -- The Kentucky Geological Survey (KGS), the Central U.S. Earthquake Consortium (CUSEC) State Geologists, and the Kentucky Governor's Council on Earthquake Risk Reduction will co-sponsor a workshop on the National Earthquake Hazard Reduction Program (NEHRP) seismic hazard and design maps for the central United States.
The workshop will be held at the Holiday Inn North, 1950 Newtown Road, Lexington, Ky., on Nov. 18. Registration begins at 7:30 a.m. and the workshop will conclude at 5:20 p.m.

The purpose of the workshop is to bring the U.S. Geological Survey, the Building Seismic Safety Council (the NEHRP map developers), and users (engineers, seismic-safety regulators, public officials, emergency managers and planners) together to discuss seismic hazards, risk and design in the central United States, especially in Kentucky.

Keynote speakers for the workshop are Arthur D. Frankel, project chief for the National Seismic Hazard Mapping Project of the U.S. Geological Survey, and R. Joe Hunt, chair of the Seismic Design Procedures Group of the Building Seismic Safety Council, which developed the NEHRP-97 seismic-design maps.

Seismologists, geologists and engineers from government agencies, universities and private industry will also speak at the workshop.
Anyone interested in seismic hazards and risk, including engineers, seismic-safety regulators, public officials, emergency managers and planners should attend the workshop.
More information on the workshop may be obtained by visiting the KGS Web site by clicking here.


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