GeoHazards International

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California 94025, USA

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September 27, 2014

In this back-to-school season, consider the child in Kathmandu, Nepal who is 400 times more likely to be killed at school by an earthquake than a child in Kobe, Japan. Comparable earthquakes are many times more deadly in developing countries than in the US and Japan, where construction to seismic design codes is routin...

July 12, 2014

If you ask GHI’s interns from University of California, Berkeley about what they did this summer, you may hear an earful of technical jargon, or you may see stunning photos of a city on the other side of the world. They traveled to Aizawl, India to conduct earth science and engineering research with GHI’s staff, local...

April 7, 2014

Catastrophes from tsunamis are not as haphazard as some people think. Women, children and elders in developing countries, for example, perish or suffer trauma disproportionately more than others. Faced with only minutes to evacuate coastal areas, they are least likely to have a nearby place of refuge, a means to get th...

December 14, 2013

I am excited to share highlights of GeoHazards International’s work in 2013. From reducing landslide and earthquake risk in the Himalayas to developing tsunami evacuation parks in Indonesia—and more—we help communities avert catastrophes. GHI works with communities before disaster strikes, in order to save lives, reduc...

May 1, 2010

I recently had the pleasure of hosting Din Muhammad Kakar, an earth scientist from the University of Balochistan in Quetta, Pakistan. Since 2008, we have sponsored Din and two other professors from developing countries as members of the Seismological Society of America (SSA). This year Din won the international travel...

January 14, 2010

The death and injury of thousands of innocent people as a result of the M 7.0 earthquake that struck Haiti on January 12th and the economic hardship of tens of thousands of Haitians that will surely follow in the near future is absolutely tragic. These people are not responsible for their suffering. But this suffering...

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