Estimating Losses From Future Earthquakes: Panel Report (A Non-Technical Summary)

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An earthquake loss estimate is a description or forecast of the effects of future or hypothetical earthquakes. Generally loss encompasses casualties, direct repair costs, damage in communications, transportation, and other lifeline systems, and the impact on the economic well being of the region. This report focuses on loss estimates of the type funded by the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) which are generally intended for local and state government use in disaster response planning or in the aid of the formulation of strategies for earthquake hazard reduction.
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Estimating Losses From Future Earthquakes: Panel Report (A Non-Technical Summary)
June 1, 1989
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