EARTHQUAKE PREDICTION AND THE GOVERNMENTAL PROCESS

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Abstract

As technology increases to predict earthquakes, government must be prepared to expand upon it, legitimate the prediction, and design a program towards effective utilization. The parties involved in this process, in addition to all levels of government, include the scientific community and the media. Unfortunately, the prediction‐warning effort in the United States lags behinathat of other countries, most notably Japan. Lacking is a national policy commitment spurred by the party most vulnerable to a catastrophic earthquake event (e.g., the state of California).

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)716-724
Number of pages9
JournalReview of Policy Research
Volume4
Issue number4
DOIs
StatePublished - May 1985

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ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Geography, Planning and Development
  • Public Administration
  • Management, Monitoring, Policy and Law

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