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Risk Identification & Assessment

A structured analytical process designed to determine the nature and extent of risk by analyzing potential hazards and evaluating existing conditions of vulnerability that together could potentially harm exposed people, property, services, livelihoods and the environment on which they depend.

New seismic hazard model for Latin America and the Caribbean.

2 May 2016, ERN

A multidisciplinary group of specialists worked on the development of a new fully probabilistic seismic hazard model for Latin America and the Caribbean. Calculations were made using the latest version of the open-source program CRISIS. The model covers over 35 countries.


Extracts of progress reports by progress indicator on the implementation of the Hyogo Framework for Action
  • Indicator 2.1 [PDF, 116Kb]National and local risk assessments based on hazard data and vulnerability information are available and include risk assessments for key sectors
  • Indicator 2.2 [PDF, 109Kb]Systems are in place to monitor, archive and disseminate data on key hazards and vulnerabilities
  • Indicator 2.4 [PDF, 104Kb]National and local risk assessments take account of regional / trans boundary risks, with a view to regional cooperation on risk reduction

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