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Haiti: "Past, Present, Future?"

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Earthquakes represents the largest single potential for casualties and damage from a natural hazard facing this country - all but seven states are at some level of risk to earthquake damage. The National Earthquake Hazard Reduction Program (NEHRP) is the Federal Government's approach to addressing earthquake risks, involving the closely coordinated efforts of four Federal agencies - Federal Emergency Management Agency (F.E.M.A.), United States Geological Survey (U.S.G.S.), National Science Foundation (N.S.F.), and the National Institute of Standards and Technology (N.I.S.T.). The NEHRP's premise is that while earthquakes may be inevitable, earthquake-related damages are not. Activities of the program include basic and applied research; technology development and transfer; and training, education, and advocacy for seismic risk reduction measures.