GeoHazards International

687 Bay Road, Menlo Park,

California 94025, USA

(650) 614-9050

We are a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization



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Our News

April 3, 2018

Aizawl, the most populous hill city in India, is stunningly beautiful--but it's dangerous for reasons you might not expect. I'd like you to meet a young geologist, Christopher Lalthazuala, who is working to make the city safer. Here's how.

Every year during monsoon season, at least a dozen landslides tear through Aizawl...

March 8, 2018

Schoolchildren had urgent things to tell doctors and nurses last month at Mongar Regional Referral Hospital in Bhutan. What a racket they made, talking and crying and wailing!

Local 6th and 7th graders were actors in a novel mass casualty drill conceived by GeoHazards International. They helped us put the hospital's new...

December 29, 2017

As we greet the new year, let’s celebrate some everyday heroes: the people who insist on change in the world’s most vulnerable places.

Thanks to your support, GeoHazards International is bringing together the thinkers, planners, and doers to help communities choose the safest path forward.

 A rice farmer in far west Nepa...

November 29, 2017

This year, disasters claimed too many innocent victims around the world. Who can fathom losing everything, or those you love, so suddenly?

We asked a few of our team to tell you about where they live and work--in Haiti, northeast India, and far west Nepal. Your gift could help to protect people in these communities from...

September 21, 2017

Yesterday, as a magnitude 7.1 earthquake shook Mexico City, Dr. Janise Rodgers, our COO, was there. Earlier that morning she gave an invited presentation about our work at a forum of the Mexican Society of Earthquake Engineering. Here is her firsthand report of what happened next:

First, a drill...

The sirens went off at...

July 21, 2017

Every year during monsoon season, landslides destroy lives and buildings and roads in Aizawl, India. I am thrilled to announce a game changer.

Aizawl Municipal Council just adopted new regulations that will control how residents dig and build on the city's steep slopes.

This landslide occurred April 2017, after days of r...

May 24, 2017

When earthquakes destroy fragile schools lives are lost, dreams shattered. Children cut off from school may never resume their studies. You can change that.


Until June 14, generous sponsors will match donations to GeoHazards International, up to $50,000. It’s for our WeCare2017 campaign.

These girls attend class in...

April 24, 2017

Did you ever set out your clothes and homework the night before school? If so, you know that getting ready pays off in confidence and precious moments of calm. We aim for the same thing when we help to safeguard schools for natural hazards.

Here are 6 ways we’re making a difference in Haiti, India, Bhutan and Nepal.


March 13, 2017

Next month, Bill Holmes will again tuck his tall frame into a tiny airplane to work with engineers in Bhutan, a Himalayan country that is due for a very big earthquake. He’s one of the expert mentors we bring to communities that are fixing buildings before a disaster, and he’s always a hit.

“Bill has a big reach because...

February 1, 2017

If you walk the rocky road to school with a child in Nepal's west, you'll know that it takes awhile. Something else you should know about these rugged hills: a powerful earthquake is poised to rupture. We're working there to help people prepare.

 On the way to school in mid-west Nepal's middle hills. Photo: Lalrinpuii T...

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