plained that the model demands too much detailed data—with significant up-front investment of time and financial resources—to get useful output. For example, the state of Hawaii’s initial investment of $8 million to develop data for the seismic model has yielded considerable dividends, but the high cost may not be bearable by many other users. Closer collaboration between the creators of HAZUS and users might have led to a model that many more state and local users would have found useful.

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