GeoHazards International

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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...

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...

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...

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...

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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