Current earthquake mitigation in the United States focuses on long-term characterization of the likely levels of ground shaking and the frequency of occurrence (Frankel et al., 1996). These estimates are the basis for building codes, which aim to prevent collapse during earthquakes. In other countries, including Mexico, Japan, Taiwan, and Turkey, earthquake warning systems (EWS) are used in addition to building codes to further reduce the impact of earthquakes (Espinosa Aranda et al., 1995; Wu et al., 1998; Wu and Teng, 2002; Erdik et al., 2003; Odaka et al....

First Page Preview

First page PDF preview
You do not currently have access to this article.