I, like most scientists who possess insights about the causes of earthquake disasters, have an urgent desire to share hazard and risk insights with people who are potentially in harm's way and with public officials who could implement policies that would reduce vulnerability. I believe that scientists with such understanding have an ethical responsibility to raise awareness in their communities and to provide insights that contribute to reduction of future losses. The importance of such efforts grows every year as expanding populations occupy larger areas in earthquake-prone regions. This discussion explores how we can improve our communications to the policy...

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