2001 Nisqually Earthquake -- Lessons learned

This document discusses the lessons businesses learned from the Nisqually Earthquake. It is not an in depth dissertation on the behavior of different types of quakes or buildings, but a practical look at what worked and what didn’t. It is designed to help businesses decide where to spend their resources to protect their business from the next quake.

Most of the recommendations contained are what those businesses have decided to do to protect against the next event. If each business in “earthquake country” would do just one or two of the recommendations contained within, their future earthquake damages would be reduced, their employee safety improved, and the likelihood that their business will survive enhanced.

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