After the 2008 National Earthquake Conference: From Research to Resilience – What next?
From April 22-26, 2008, more than 400 people came to Seattle for the National Earthquake Conference with its theme, Understanding Earthquakes: From Research to Resilience. The five conference objectives were to: understand the research; exchange ideas about tools for earthquake hazard and risk reduction; showcase successful programs; learn from past disasters, and build resiliency. This report covers what was discussed over the three days of the conference, focusing resiliency and what we can learn from past, current and future lessons.
What Businesses Learned from the Nisqually Earthquake Of February 28, 2001
This document discusses the lessons businesses learned from the Nisqually Earthquake. It is not an in depth dissertation on the behavior of different types of quakes or buildings, but a practical look at what worked and what didn’t. It is designed to help businesses decide where to spend their resources to protect their business from the next quake. Most of the recommendations contained are what those businesses have decided to do to protect against the next event. If each business in “earthquake country”* would do just one or two of the recommendations contained within, their future earthquake damages would be reduced, their employee safety improved, and the likelihood that their business will survive enhanced.