The information at this site will help students while they are interpreting the results of building contest and shake table testing. The U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) national seismic-hazard map is shown and explained, the four broad interrelated objectives of the USGS Earthquake Hazards Program are stated, the National Earthquake Hazards Reduction Program (NEHRP) is explained, and its accomplishments and impacts are reviewed. Completing the Advanced National Seismic System, expanding activities in the eastern U.S. and Alaska, and tapping into new technologies are cited as the remaining tasks to complete the NEHRP.