Practical Lessons from the Loma Prieta Earthquake
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  • ISBN: 978-0-309-05030-2
  • 288 pages
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The Loma Prieta earthquake struck the San Francisco area on October 17, 1989, causing 63 deaths and $10 billion worth of damage. This book reviews existing research on the Loma Prieta quake and draws from it practical lessons that could be applied to other earthquake-prone areas of the country. The volume contains seven keynote papers presented at a symposium on the earthquake and includes an overview written by the committee offering recommendations to improve seismic safety and earthquake awareness in parts of the country susceptible to earthquakes.

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  • Earth Sciences — Earthquakes, Floods and Natural Disasters
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National Research Council. Practical Lessons from the Loma Prieta Earthquake. Washington, DC: The National Academies Press, 1994.

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