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Open Source Tools Help Earthquake Researchers Stay a Step Ahead

Aug 05, 2009, 14:32 (0 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Lisa Hoover)

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" Researchers are also using OpenSees to understand the potential ill-effects of seismic activity on California's viaducts and bridges.

"Australia is no stranger to earthquakes so the government agency Geoscience Australia has developed the Earthquake Risk Model to determine ground motion and loss scenarios based on the seismic strength of a quake. It's an event-based tool that has helped the country develop disaster and emergency management response scenarios and, with further development, could connect with earthquake monitoring systems to help researchers produce loss assessments from previously recorded events."

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