U.S. Geological Survey Fact Sheet 167–95, revised 1998
In this century, major earthquakes in the United States have damaged or destroyed numerous buildings, bridges, and other structures. By monitoring how structures respond to earthquakes and applying the knowledge gained, scientists and engineers are improving the ability of structures to survive major earthquakes. Many lives and millions of dollars have already been saved by this ongoing research.
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Ҫelebi, M., Page, R.A., and Seekins, L., 1995, revised 1998, Building safer structures: U.S. Geological Survey Fact Sheet 167–95. (Available at http://pubs.usgs.gov/fs/1995/0167/.)