The National Earthquake Hazards Reduction Program (NEHRP) has four basic goals directly related to the mitigation of hazards caused by earthquake:
- Develop effective practices and policies for earthquake loss-reduction and accelerate their implementation.
- Improve techniques to reduce seismic vulnerability of facilities and systems.
- Improve seismic hazard identification and risk assessment methods and their use.
- Improve the understanding of earthquakes and their effects.