Both Trinidad and Tobago are susceptible to earthquakes, the impact of which can be intense and widespread. Implementing mitigation measures and reducing vulnerability are proven mechanisms for reducing the potentially devastating impact of future strong and major earthquakes. The application of building codes and appropriate land use policies are most effective when applied at the planning and design stages of projects. However before such mitigation measures can be applied, the seismic hazard has to be quantified at the national and local scale. The Trinidad & Tobago Seismic Microzonation Studies Project, which seeks to establish and maintain a seismic microzonation database in Trinidad and Tobago, is crucial to the implementation of effective disaster risk reduction measures for earthquakes in Trinidad and Tobago. It caters for the production of maps that detail the different levels of a specified geotechnical hazard that may be triggered by an earthquake.
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