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April 15, 2017
Researchers seek new ways to improve earthquake risk communications
San Francisco CA (SPX) Apr 13, 2017
The public wants to know more about earthquake risk and how best to manage it, surveys show, but scientists and engineers must adapt their communication skills to meet these public needs, researchers will report at the 2017 Seismological Society of America's (SSA) Annual Meeting. Keith Porter, a research professor in civil, environmental, and architectural engineering at the University of Colorado, Boulder, has studied the public's knowledge about earthquake risk and building code preferences thro ... read more

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