GeoHazards International

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March 16, 2016

This week marks the five-year anniversary of the Great Tohoku Earthquake and Tsunami. For most people, that event calls up memories of death and injury, economic losses, disruption, and nuclear meltdown. Almost 20,000 people died, and entire towns were erased. But efforts to prepare Tohoku clearly saved lives. Its...

August 10, 2011

The city of Padang, in the Indonesian province of West Sumatra, faces an urgent challenge: How to save lives in a fast-growing, tsunami-prone city built at sea level, far from high ground. Recent experience in Padang with ordinary inland evacuations to safe ground have led to traffic jams and have proved too slow to be...

October 1, 2009

A magnitude 7.6 earthquake occurred today about 30 miles WNW of Padang, a city of 900,000 and the capital city of the Indonesian state of West Sumatra. According to the USGS, all structures in Padang that were not built to be earthquake resistant—which is many—suffered heavy damage.


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