This paper presents an innovative method of estimating the relative risk of buildings exposed to seismic and tsunami hazards in volcanic islands is applied to Stromboli (Italy).
Taal Volcano on the Philippines during sunset.
Communities benefit through improved access to information, financial assistance, and disaster response capacity-strengthening tools when local governments employ an inclusive anticipation approach in managing volcanic risks.
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The research aims to formulate disaster mitigation measures to reduce the damages caused by the volcanic eruption of Mount Gamalama and identify plans for evacuation routes in disaster-prone areas.
Summit of the Etna volcano, Sicily
Distributed Acoustic Sensing (DAS) has made it possible for the first time to precisely determine the volcanic signature of Etna. The method was able to identify seismo-acoustic volcanic activity and map hidden near-surface volcanic structural features.
The destruction of Pompeii is one of the most famous disasters of all time. A modern eruption of Vesuvius could prove even more deadly. Fortunately, measures are in place to mitigate its worst impacts.
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Covid-19 alerts and warnings can be better developed by bringing together lessons learned from natural hazards like volcanoes.
Tonkin + Taylor
Committee on Data (International Science Council)
Integrated Research on Disaster Risk
Tonga’s underwater eruption hints at need for more seismic stations near such active, submarine volcanoes located near populated parts of the Pacific.
Truck on a post-disaster reconstruction site on a tropical coast
Apart from the Sendai Framework, Tonga can learn from Fiji’s rebuilding efforts after Cyclone Winston hit the country in 2016. Like Tonga, Fiji suffered from widespread power and infrastructure and communications destruction.
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The aim of the project presented in this paper is to build a new database to increase our understanding in the field, to facilitate the identification of vulnerability and resilience factors to future events.