Earthquake Hazards Program
map showing strong-motion station distribution required to thoroughly measure ground shaking variations for public safety for a repeat of the 1906 earthquake (Mw 7.7) (from Chapter B, figure 3a).
This report constitutes the requested "Options Document". This report considers three options. Option I assumes a constant level of financial support for Operating Expenses (OE) with not additional personnel support. Option II assumes a slight increase in OE support of $150K for FY 99 and beyond. Option III considers the role that a NSMP must play if the nation's urgent need to record the main earthquake at locations of significance for society is to be met. Two parts of Option III are considered. The first part of this option, termed Option III A, considers the role that strong-motion recording in and near man-made structures must play if a near-real time hazard initiative is to be implemented in the United States; The second part of Option III; termed Option III B, considers the scope of a NSMP needed to address society's needs to record the main earthquake in locations of significance for future public earthquake safety.
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Go to Chapter A: Executive Summary of Vision and Options for the Future of the US National Strong-Motion Program
Go to Chapter B: Vision for the Future of the US National Strong-Motion Program
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