MEMORANDUM OF DISCUSSION

U.S.-U.S.S.R.
JOINT MEETING ON EARTHQUAKE HAZARDS MITIGATION

September 9–13, 1991, Moscow, U.S.S.R.

A Report Prepared by the

Committee on Earthquake Engineering

Division of Natural Hazard Mitigation

Commission on Engineering and Technical Systems

National Research Council

NATIONAL RESEARCH COUNCIL
Washington, D.C. 1992



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Memorandum of Discussion: U.S.-U.S.S.R. Joint Meeting on Earthquake Hazards Mitigation - September 9-13, 1991, Moscow, U.S.S.R MEMORANDUM OF DISCUSSION U.S.-U.S.S.R. JOINT MEETING ON EARTHQUAKE HAZARDS MITIGATION September 9–13, 1991, Moscow, U.S.S.R. A Report Prepared by the Committee on Earthquake Engineering Division of Natural Hazard Mitigation Commission on Engineering and Technical Systems National Research Council NATIONAL RESEARCH COUNCIL Washington, D.C. 1992

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Memorandum of Discussion: U.S.-U.S.S.R. Joint Meeting on Earthquake Hazards Mitigation - September 9-13, 1991, Moscow, U.S.S.R NOTICE: The project that is the subject of this report was approved by the Governing Board of the National Research Council, whose members are drawn from the councils of the National Academy of Sciences, the National Academy of Engineering, and the Institute of Medicine. The members of the committee responsible for the report were chosen for their special competences and with regard for appropriate balance. This report has been reviewed by a group other than the authors according to procedures approved by a Report Review Committee consisting of members of the National Academy of Sciences, the National Academy of Engineering, and the Institute of Medicine. The National Academy of Sciences is a private, nonprofit, self-perpetuating society of distinguished scholars engaged in scientific and engineering research, dedicated to the furtherance of science and technology and to their use for the general welfare. Upon the authority of the charter granted to it by the Congress in 1863, the Academy has a mandate that requires it to advise the federal government on scientific and technical matters. Dr. Frank Press is president of the National Academy of Sciences. The National Academy of Engineering was established in 1964, under the charter of the National Academy of Sciences, as a parallel organization of outstanding engineers. It is autonomous in its administration and in the selection of its members, sharing with the National Academy of Sciences the responsibility for advising the federal government. The National Academy of Engineering also sponsors engineering programs aimed at meeting national needs, encourages education and research, and recognizes the superior achievements of engineers. Dr. Robert M.White is president of the National Academy of Engineering. The Institute of Medicine was established in 1970 by the National Academy of Sciences to secure the services of eminent members of appropriate professions in the examination of policy matters pertaining to the health of the public. The Institute acts under the responsibility given to the National Academy of Sciences by its congressional charter to be an adviser to the federal government and, upon its own initiative, to identify issues of medical care, research, and education. Dr. Kenneth I.Shine is president of the Institute of Medicine. The National Research Council was organized by the National Academy of Sciences in 1916 to associate the broad community of science and technology with the Academy’s purposes of furthering knowledge and advising the federal government. Functioning in accordance with general policies determined by the Academy, the Council has become the principal operating agency of both the National Academy of Sciences and the National Academy of Engineering in providing services to the government, the public, and the scientific and engineering communities. The Council is administered jointly by both Academies and the Institute of Medicine. Dr. Frank Press and Dr. Robert M.White are chairman and vice chairman, respectively, of the National Research Council. This work is related to National Science Foundation Grant INT-901400. However, the contents do not necessarily reflect the positions or policies of the National Science Foundation or the U.S. government, and no official endorsement should be inferred. The U.S. government has at least a royalty-free, nonexclusive, and irrevocable license throughout the world for government purposes to publish, translate, reproduce, perform, and dispose of all or any of this work and to authorize others to do so. Copies available from: Commission on Engineering and Technical Systems National Research Council 2101 Constitution Avenue, N.W. Washington, DC 20418 Printed in the United States of America

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Memorandum of Discussion: U.S.-U.S.S.R. Joint Meeting on Earthquake Hazards Mitigation - September 9-13, 1991, Moscow, U.S.S.R CONTENTS     INTRODUCTION   1     THE WORKSHOP   2     CLOSING NOTES   3     APPENDICES     A.   DELEGATION MEMBERSHIPS   4 B.   JOINT WORKSHOP AGENDA   6 C.   SEISMOLOGY AND GEOTECHNOLOGY   10 D.   ARCHITECTURAL AND STRUCTURAL ENGINEERING   13 E.   SOCIETAL RESPONSES   16

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