Earthquakes: Opportunities Exist to Further Assess Risk, Build Resilience, and Communicate Research.https://www.gao.gov/products/gao-22-105016?utm_campaign=usgao_email&utm_content=daybook&utm_medium=email&utm
The National Earthquake Hazards Reduction Program helps U.S. communities strengthen their earthquake resilience. For example, the program educates the public on earthquake risks and helps communities update building codes and improve design and construction practices.
The program has started assessing progress, for example, by tracking building code adoption in 22,000 jurisdictions. But we found that a national assessment hasn’t been done. Such an assessment could help the program more strategically address inconsistencies in how states, localities, territories, and tribes mitigate earthquake risks.
[The Diva apologizes for the faulty link, but posted it in crude form to facilitate sharing it.]