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Reducing Vulnerability of Ports and Harbors to Earthquake and Tsunami Hazards

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Nathan J. Wood, James W. Good, and Robert F. Goodwin, 2002, Reducing Vulnerability of Ports and Harbors to Earthquake and Tsunami Hazards: American Society of Civil Engineers.

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Recent scientific research suggests the Pacific Northwest could experience catastrophic earthquakes in the near future, both from distant and local sources, posing a significant threat to coastal communities. Damage could result from numerous earthquake-related hazards, such as severe ground shaking, soil liquefaction, landslides, land subsidence/uplift, and tsunami inundation. Because of their geographic location, ports and harbors are especially vulnerable to these hazards. Ports and harbors, however, are important components of many coastal communities, supporting numerous activities critical to the local and regional economy and possibly serving as vital post-event, response-recovery transportation links. A collaborative, multi-year [...]

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doi http://www.loc.gov/standards/mods/mods-outline-3-5.html#identifier doi:10.1061/40605(258)81

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conferenceCoastal Disasters Conference 2002
languageEnglish
citationTypeConference Paper

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