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Appendix A: Major Federal Earthquake Programs
Pages 395-398

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... In 1967, the total federal support for earthquake research was $7.4 million, with this amount split approximately equally between engineering and geoscience studies. The first official call for a comprehensive program of earthquake research in the United States came in 1965 from a select committee convened by the President's Office of Science and Technology, chaired by Frank Press (1~.
From page 396...
... · USGS conducts and supports Earth science investigations into the origins of earthquakes, predicts earthquake effects, characterizes earthquake hazards, and disseminates Earth science information. · NSF funds earthquake engineering research, basic Earth science research, and earthquake-related social science research.
From page 397...
... · Department of Energy (DOE) : Los Alamos National Laboratory programs include basic research on the physical properties of Earth materials, reservoir microearthquakes, and earthquake strong motion; the development of seismic imaging methods and microborehole tools; and operation of the Los Alamos Seismographic Network.
From page 398...
... 2. Among the reports that led to congressional enactment of NEHRP were the following: Ad Hoc Interagency Working Group, Proposal for a Ten-Year National Earthquake Hazard Program, Federal Council for Science and Technology, Washington, D.C., 1968; National Research Council, Earthquake Engineering Research, National Academy Press, Washington, D.C., 1969; General Accounting Office, Needfor a National Earthquake Research Program, GAO report B-175621, Washington, D.C., 1972; Earthquake Prediction and Hazard Mitigation, Optionsfor USGS and NSF Programs, National Science Foundation and U.S.

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