The San Andreas Fault System, A Multimedia Earthquake Encyclopedia

by Farzad Naeim, John A. Martin & Assoc, Los Angeles, United States,

Document Type: Proceeding Paper

Part of: Computing in Civil and Building Engineering


The objective of this paper is to present the current efforts underway towards the development of the first multimedia earthquake encyclopedia. This is an attempt to use the treasury of public domain and private sources of earthquake related information, as a basis for development of an integrated, state-of-the-art, multimedia information system. Such a development will provide access to detailed scientific information regarding earthquakes, to potentially any person who can access a personal computer. Up-to-date text, audio, and video on topics such as earthquake preparedness, damage mechanisms, prediction, geological and seismological factors, earthquake faults, and past California earthquakes. Also provided will be educational computing utilities.

Subject Headings: Geological faults | Multimedia | Earthquakes | Information systems | Public information programs | Public private partnership | Private sector | Imaging techniques | California | United States

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