Earthquake science needs more resources

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A number of research areas that offer important opportunities to advance the U.S. national effort in earthquake science could benefit from increased funding and interagency coordination, according to a September 2002 report by the U.S. National Research Council (NRC)

Key interdisciplinary research goals outlined in the report include documenting the location, slip rates, and earthquake history of dangerous faults throughout the United States, and improving global earthquake forecasting and seismic hazard analysis.

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