Earthquake

Scientists hope is that by directly measuring the force felt between tectonic plates pushing on each other – tectonic stress – they can learn when a great earthquake is ready to happen.
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The winners were selected from the 420 nominations that were received from 24 countries across the Asia-Pacific region. The awards, which come with a cash prize, celebrate women's achievements in reducing disaster risk.
“If you understand the risk, then you can understand how to cope with it,” Esline says. “But if you do not understand, it is going to be hard - slowly you see the impact, but you don’t know how to deal with it”.
A cyclist rides past a destroyed car dealership in the aftermath of the 1994 Northridge earthquake
A new experimental capability, designed to replicate realistic earthquakes in the laboratory, paired with the world’s fastest supercomputers, will help lead to resilient buildings and infrastructure across the U.S.
Natural Disasters and Trade Study I
This report presents the impact of natural disasters on trade, providing findings on the frequency, risk factors and trade effects of natural disasters and examining the experience of six disaster-affected WTO Members across three different regions.
Economic Impacts of Natural Hazards on Vulnerable Populations in TONGA
This document aims to capture the impact and vulnerabilities of different groups and sectors, including agriculture and fisheries, tourism, housing and settlements, low-income and informal workers, women, and youth to natural hazards in Tonga.
A recent Japanese nationwide survey asking people living in their own homes (detached houses and condominiums) what type of disaster they were concerned about. The most common response at 56.7% was “earthquakes and tsunamis.”
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The VIGIRISKS web platform, designed and developed by the French Geological Survey (BRGM), enables storing, scenario design, documentation, access and execution of scientific computations for multi-risks mapping.
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This publication examines risks from flooding and earthquakes in the Central Asia Regional Economic Cooperation (CAREC) region. It assesses the protection gap and identifies ways of strengthening financing.
A resident walks past a collapsed house in the aftermath of the 2011 Tōhoku earthquake
Using GRACE satellite data, researchers discovered anomalous gravimetric signals that occurred before a seismic event that started deep within Earth.