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FEMA (Federal Emergency Management Agency)

Save The Dates! Northridge 20 Earthquake Symposium: January 16-17, 2014
08/29/2013

FEMA is proud to announce the upcoming Northridge 20 Earthquake Symposium in Los Angeles, California on January 16-17, 2014.

This symposium commemorates the 20th anniversary of the magnitude 6.7 earthquake in Northridge, California on January 17, 1994 that resulted in 57 deaths, thousands injured, and over $20 billion in direct damage. The earthquake spurred important changes to the current practice of earthquake engineering and risk mitigation worldwide. These changes included modifications to building codes for vulnerable steel structures and multi-unit wooden buildings, re-examination of near-field and basin effects for seismic sources, and radical modifications to the risk assessment and insurance sectors.

The Northridge 20 Earthquake Symposium will open with a multidisciplinary plenary session, "Northridge Earthquake: Impacts, Outcomes, and Next Steps" and continue with concurrent technical and educational sessions on a wide variety of related topics. You are invited to attend the symposium to discuss the impacts of the earthquake, highlight accomplishments of the past two decades, and identify necessary steps forward to make our communities more resilient to future earthquakes.

More information, including registration details, speakers list, agenda, and participating organizations, will be available soon on the event website: www.northridge20.org. We look forward to seeing you at the Northridge 20 Earthquake Symposium!

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Save The Dates! Northridge 20 Earthquake Symposium: January 16-17, 2014
08/29/2013

FEMA is proud to announce the upcoming Northridge 20 Earthquake Symposium in Los Angeles, California on January 16-17, 2014.

This symposium commemorates the 20th anniversary of the magnitude 6.7 earthquake in Northridge, California on January 17, 1994 that resulted in 57 deaths, thousands injured, and over $20 billion in direct damage. The earthquake spurred important changes to the current practice of earthquake engineering and risk mitigation worldwide. These changes included modifications to building codes for vulnerable steel structures and multi-unit wooden buildings, re-examination of near-field and basin effects for seismic sources, and radical modifications to the risk assessment and insurance sectors.

The Northridge 20 Earthquake Symposium will open with a multidisciplinary plenary session, "Northridge Earthquake: Impacts, Outcomes, and Next Steps" and continue with concurrent technical and educational sessions on a wide variety of related topics. You are invited to attend the symposium to discuss the impacts of the earthquake, highlight accomplishments of the past two decades, and identify necessary steps forward to make our communities more resilient to future earthquakes.

More information, including registration details, speakers list, agenda, and participating organizations, will be available soon on the event website: www.northridge20.org. We look forward to seeing you at the Northridge 20 Earthquake Symposium!

Northridge 20 Earthquake

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