Eos, Transactions American Geophysical Union

Space geodesy and the global forecast of earthquakes

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In view of the unprecedented increase in population in the developing nations and the apparent concentration of much of this population in urban centers within regions of seismic risk, we recommend the implementation of geodetic networks with a scale and distribution appropriate to characterizing earthquake risk in these nations. Synopsis of resolution adopted by Inter-Union Commission on the Lithosphere (ICL Working Group 1), Belem, Brazil, November 1988.

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