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Fact Sheet 2010–3036

RESPONDING TO GLOBAL EARTHQUAKE HAZARDS

PAGER—Rapid Assessment of an Earthquake’s Impact

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PAGER (Prompt Assessment of Global Earthquakes for Response) is an automated system that produces content concerning the impact of significant earthquakes around the world, informing emergency responders, government and aid agencies, and the media of the scope of the potential disaster. PAGER rapidly assesses earthquake impacts by comparing the population exposed to each level of shaking intensity with models of economic and fatality losses based on past earthquakes in each country or region of the world. Earthquake alerts—which were formerly sent based only on event magnitude and location, or population exposure to shaking—now will also be generated based on the estimated range of fatalities and economic losses.

Revised November 2011

First posted September 28, 2010

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Suggested citation:

Wald, D.J., Jaiswal, K.S., Marano, K.D., Bausch, D.B., and Hearne, M.G., 2010, PAGER—Rapid assessment of an earthquake’s impact: U.S. Geological Survey Fact Sheet 2010–3036, 4 p. Revised November, 2011.


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