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Re: OSSPAC Resolution to Recommend Seismic Zone 4 for Entire Oregon Coast: Part 2

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sasquake wrote:

OREGON SEISMIC SAFETY POLICY ADVISORY COMMISSION

Resolution to Recommend Seismic Zone 4 for the Entire Oregon Coast

September 14, 1999
 

WHEREAS OSSPAC's mission is to reduce exposure to earthquake hazards in Oregon by developing and influencing policy at the state level, and

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NOW, THEREFORE, be it resolved that OSSPAC recommends to the Administrator of the Building Codes Division that the entire coastal region of Oregon be designated as Uniform Building Code Seismic Zone 4,*  as an interim measure until the State adopts the IBC as the Code.


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"The problem you have in most places is that they are not prepared for disasters.  In places like Tennessee and Missouri [and Oregon and the Pacific Northwest], they aren't ready for the kind of earthquake that occurred there in 1812 [and in the Pacific Northwest in 1700].  You can't retrofit every building, of course, because it's too expensive.  My feeling is that when you do build a new structure, build it the right way, and graduallly the old structures will be replaced by safer ones.  Don't wait for the earthquake to happen."
                                                                              -- George Housner
                                                                                  ASCENEWS 21, 8  Sept. 96
                                                                                  Housner, "Father of Earthquake Engineering,"                                   
                                                                                  Leads ASCE's Disaster Mitigation Conference


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"I know not what course others may take; but as for me: Give me Earthquake Resistance or Give Me Death!"
 

James Bela

Oregon Earthquake AwarenessTM    /    The Quake NorthwestTM
"We have nothing to Fear But Shear Itself."    /    "We're All Subducting In This Together."