Fact Sheets


Each Fact Sheet summarizes a particular issue in a non-technical format. This helps us communicate more effectively with stakeholders who are not “earthquake professionals.” The Fact Sheets also help us see where real information is missing.

The Fact Sheets emphasize quantitative information, which we all need to make more rational decisions. The better our data, the better we can understand the choices we face in managing earthquake risk.

Each Fact Sheet was compiled by Quake’06 volunteers using publicly available documents and, where necessary, the knowledge of local experts, all of whom are Chapter members. Sources and references are listed on the back of each sheet, and notes explain all approximations.

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