The NSF program on fundamental earthquake studies comprises detailed studies and measurements directed toward the development of ... of imaginative ideas, new experiments and basic theory that will be required if a particular empirical approach proves inadequate. ... The concept of plate tectonics has provided the conceptual basis for earthquakes and many other geophysical phenomena. And to repeat the answer to a question which I got recently, is a very satisfactory concept.
|Title||:||Earthquake Hazards Reduction Act Authorization|
|Author||:||United States. Congress. Senate. Committee on Commerce, Science, and Transportation. Subcommittee on Science, Technology, and Space|