This book portrays the history, causes and future of large earthquakes in the US and traces the evolution of government policy to deal with it. It reviews the range of human actions that can be taken to manage or lessen quake losses and presents a review of the current technology to predict quakes.
Table of Contents
Preface -- Large Earthquakes in the United States -- The Evolution of Earthquake Policy -- Actions That Reduce Earthquake Risk -- The Evolution of Earthquake Warnings -- The Parkfield Prediction, the Warning and the People at Risk -- Public Reaction to the Prediction -- Present and Future Predictions -- Epilogue -- Public Announcement: Studies Forecasting Moderate Earthquake Near Parkfield, California, Receive Official Endorsement -- Methods Used in the Research -- A Causal Explanation of Response
Dennis S. Mileti, Collen Fitzpatrick