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

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...

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...

October 17, 2016

I often marvel at the people who make up GHI’s team around the world. One thing they have in common is that they all live amid high hazard, just like their neighbors, and they have the talents and resolve to influence change. I thought you might like to meet some of them.

Gefthé Devilmé and Garmalia Mentor-William in Ha...

June 16, 2016

Picture a child writing intently at her school desk. Suddenly the room starts shaking. She crouches under her desk. Unlike a common school desk, this desk is engineered to bear heavy impact -- an Earthquake Desk. It could save her life if the roof caves in.

Carpenters and welders in Bhutan manufactured the first batch o...

January 16, 2015

After a major disaster, the injured will flock to a hospital for trauma care. Others will need a hospital too: women delivering babies, children with alarming fevers, people requiring medication, and the chronically ill. But what if the hospital itself falls victim in the event?

GHI works with hospitals to prepare for e...

December 5, 2012

GHI worked this year with Bhutanese engineers to develop a suite of tools for rapidly assessing the earthquake safety of schools and health care facilities known as Basic Health Units, which are common throughout Bhutan. California-based structural engineers Bill Holmes of Rutherford & Chekene and Mel Green of Melvyn G...

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