GeoHazards International

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April 26, 2016

 

Last week when earthquakes in Ecuador, Japan, and Myanmar lit up the news, I was in China learning more about the world’s deadliest recorded earthquake. I was reminded that disaster can still strike in the blink of an eye, just as it did in Sha’anxi Province 460 years ago.

 

The difference today is that we know earthqua...

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...

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