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The National Earthquake Hazards Reduction Program (NEHRP) has four basic goals directly related to the mitigation of hazards caused by earthquake:

  1. Develop effective practices and policies for earthquake loss-reduction and accelerate their implementation.
  2. Improve techniques to reduce seismic vulnerability of facilities and systems.
  3. Improve seismic hazard identification and risk assessment methods and their use.
  4. Improve the understanding of earthquakes and their effects.

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