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Earthquake Risk

The National Earthquake Hazards Reduction Program (NEHRP) leads the federal government’s efforts to reduce the fatalities, injuries and property losses caused by earthquakes. Congress established NEHRP in 1977, directing that four federal agencies coordinate their complementary activities to implement and maintain the program. These agencies are:

  • Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA)
  • National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST)
  • National Science Foundation (NSF)
  • U.S. Geological Survey (USGS)

NEHRP also partners with state and local governments, universities, research centers, professional societies and trade associations and businesses.

Learn more about the National Earthquake Hazards Reduction Program (NEHRP).

Latest Release

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NEHRP Recommended Seismic Provisions for New Buildings and Other Structures | FEMA P-2082 | September 2020

Volume I: Part 1 Provisions, Part 2 Commentary
Volume II: Part 3 Resource Papers

Manage Earthquake Risk

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Mitigation Best Practices: Read about examples of real earthquake risk-reduction projects, some of which were funded through the earthquake-relevant assistance programs.

Last updated October 13, 2020