Bracing for the Shocks of the Future

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Science  08 Nov 2002:
Vol. 298, Issue 5596, pp. 1161-1162
DOI: 10.1126/science.298.5596.1161

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From Ecuador to Nepal, geoscientist Brian Tucker leads a hands-on crusade to help city dwellers survive earthquakes. He heads GeoHazards International, a nonprofit group that helps the developing world brace for earthquakes. And there is plenty of risk: Over 85% of the world's quake-prone cities are in developing countries, often overlooked by researchers.

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