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Damage and Restoration of Geodetic Infrastructure
Caused by the 1994 Northridge, California, Earthquake

Kathleen M. Hodgkinson, Ross S. Stein, Kenneth W. Hudnut,
Jay Satalich and John H. Richards*


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U. S. Geological Survey Open-File Report #96-517 [1996]
CALTRANS District 7 Survey Requests SR 94-160 and SR 94-198
FEMA Mission Assignment DR-1008-CA, USGS-002

This report is preliminary and has not been reviewed for conformity with U. S. Geological Survey editorial standards. Any use of trade, product, or firm names is for descriptive purposes only and does not imply endorsement by the U. S. Government.

USGS WWW Sites National | Geologic Division | Menlo Park | Pasadena
This Site's URL http://pasadena.wr.usgs.gov/fema/
WWW contact K. W. Hudnut
Last Updated 10/29/96


This report recommends improving our ability to assess and restore damaged infrastructure after future earthquakes by increasing efforts to precisely monitor engineered structures. With Los Angeles County, the USGS is now in the second year of a pilot study, GPS monitoring of Pacoima Dam. New GPS and computing technologies make very high precision, near real-time monitoring of critical engineered structures possible.