The State of Seismic Mitigation Management in U.S. Pacific Basin Seaports and Harbors

August 1989 (VOL. 7, NO. 2)

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Analysis of three sources of information (a survey of seaport officials, an analysis of expert opinion, and a case study) on seismic mitigation management in U.S. Pacific Basin seaports revealed the following seven general conclusions. There is little evidence of risk analysis having been conducted for ports. There is need for extensive evaluation of sites and mitigation technology. Older ports and facilities are most vulnerable to seismic events and, for the most part, have not been retrofitted to present day standards.