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From Sunland-Tujunga Neighborhood Council STNC – NEHRP Supports and Develop the Advanced National Seismic System

Tomorrow – Feb. 9 Earthquake 51 years ago. Over the years, NEHRP (National Earthquake Hazards Reduction Program was pivotal in helping establish what is now the USGS Earthquake Hazards Program) agencies, including the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA), the National Institute of Standards and Technology, the National Science Foundation and the U.S. Geological Survey, made research and policy recommendations that in part contributed to the City of Los Angeles enacting an ordinance in 2015 to retrofit weaker first-story wood-frame buildings and non-ductile, or brittle, concrete buildings, which are both more vulnerable to collapse during strong shaking. NEHRP continues to support and develop the Advanced National Seismic System, including the ShakeAlert earthquake early warning system, which is now operational throughout California.

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