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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July 26, 2018

A swarm of small earthquakes has recently rattled Anse-à-Veau, on Haiti's southern peninsula, and everyone has the jitters. Unscathed by the 2010 earthquake that hit Haiti's capital, they fear their own disaster.

Two years ago, most residents believed "nothing can be done to protect yourself from harm during an earthqua...

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...

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...

September 24, 2015

Bad choices can make buildings turn lethal during earthquakes.These photos were taken the day after a Magnitude 7.8 earthquake struck Nepal in April 2015. What appears as a 3-story building had been 4 stories just hours earlier.


 A collapsed school building in Nepal the day after a M 7.8 earthquake struck. Photo: Anne...

May 6, 2015

While the emergency response effort accelerates in the wake of the April 25, 2015 earthquake near Kathmandu, Nepal, nonprofits and nongovernmental organizations are already raising money to help the Nepalese people reconstruct their schools and homes. Often lacking any experience or expertise in building structures tha...

February 15, 2015

In the unnerving seconds when earthquake shaking begins, a person’s action may spell the difference between safety and suffering. But what to do? There is no simple answer.

GHI is studying how to develop the right advice, and how to deliver it in an effective message. Here is the difficulty: a protective action may work...

December 9, 2014

I am excited to share some highlights of GeoHazards International’s work in 2014. We help the world’s most vulnerable communities avert catastrophes before disaster strikes, in order to save lives, reduce suffering, and build prosperous societies.


Though the words “disaster preparedness” and “risk” may seem r...

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.

This event affects us at GeoHazards...

July 1, 2009

On June 29-July 1, GeoHazards International President Dr. Brian E. Tucker attended a US-Iran workshop at the University of California, Irvine about reducing earthquake risk. The workshop was called "Improving Earthquake Mitigation through Innovations and Applications in Seismic Science, Engineering, Communication, and...

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