•First “Progress Report for California Earthquake Loss
Reduction Plan…” completed and
released by California Seismic Safety Commission in December 2003.
–This limited survey revealed that the State has spent
over $19 billion on seismic hazard
mitigation since 1990.In reality the
expenditure for seismic hazard mitigation
in California has been much higher but not tracked.
–Earthquake risk exposure in California is in excess of
•First draft of the State’s Multi-Hazard Mitigation Plan
due for release for comment mid
•Major challenge- owners of facilities and buildings not
required to provide data regarding
seismic hazard mitigation activities.
•Major challenge- data available for use with the
earthquake module of HAZUS not
adequate for detailed loss estimates.