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Earthquake and Landslides Scenario for Weinan, China

Book jacket

Inside peek at the story in graphics

This effort to increase earthquake resilience in China is a first-of-its-kind collaboration. The project team included researchers and agencies in China, the United Kingdom, and the United States. Key partners:

  • Institute of Geology, China Earthquake Administration (CEA)

  • China Earthquake Disaster Prevention Center (CEDPC)

  • The Hong Kong Polytechnic University, China

  • Overseas Development Institute (ODI), UK

  • Department of Earth Sciences, University of Oxford, UK

  • Department of Architecture, University of Cambridge, UK

  • GeoHazards International, USA



A story about how a strong earthquake affects a family with "left-behind" children in Weinan, Shaanxi Province, China. There are two versions:


1) For non-technical readers in graphic format.

2) For public officials, with technical details.

Note: The Chinese texts will be published  through an official Government of China publishing house.

The story in graphics English version was awarded first prize for book series in the 2020 International Contest for Science Communication on Earthquake Preparedness and Disaster Reduction (2020国际防震减灾科普作品大赛).

The contest was organized by the Seismological Society of China and sponsored by the International Association of Seismology and Physics of the Earth's Interior (IASPEI) and the Asian Seismological Commission.

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