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Katmandu earthquake was ‘nightmare’ experts long saw coming (USA Today)

​GHI material is referenced predominantly in this article that discusses the risks resulting from Kathmandu’s seismic activity compounded by poor construction standards and a growing population.

What about Japan, California and Mexico? (The Washington Post)

The Washington Post’s Joel Achenbach references GHI’s work in Nepal:

“It may turn out that the many years of hard work in Nepal on earthquake preparedness and disaster mitigation — work by nonprofit organizations, such as GeoHazards International, and by Nepalese officials, scientists and educators — have saved thousands of lives that otherwise would have been lost Saturday.”

Earthquakes Don’t Kill People, Buildings Do (Wired)

​GHI's Dr. Janise Rodgers talks about how to protect lives in earthquake-prone countries, the structural needs for buildings in these regions, and where and why people face high risk. Click to read the article. 

What Nepal Can teach Us (CS Monitor)

​Pete Spotts of the Christian Science Monitor interviewed Brian Tucker about the lessons Nepal can teach us about improving earthquake resilience in developing world.

Like Nepal, SoCal will have a major quake (The Sun)

Lucy Jones, Ph.D., a USGS seismologist based at Caltech, discusses the role of preparation in determining a community’s recovery from major earthquake: “A groundbreaking nonprofit group, Geohazards International, brings modern knowledge about natural disasters to developing countries. It began work in Kathmandu in 1997 to help people there develop better disaster management and reduction programs, retrofit their schools and develop better building codes. Despite how devastating this earthquake has clearly been, it would have been worse without the efforts of this extraordinary small group of people.”

Devastation in Katmandu Carved Out Erratic Path (Wall Street Journal)

​GHI’s Dr. Janise Rodgers provides insight on the earthquake damage in Nepal.

Why can’t we predict earthquakes? (CBC Radio)

​In this CBC Radio interview GHI’s Brian Tucker, “explains the complex science of earthquakes and why we still can’t predict them.”

Nepal Caught Unprepared For Disasters (Asian Scientist)

Nepal Caught Unprepared For Disasters.

Nepal and Preparing for Major Earthquakes (Science Around Michigan)

​Dr. Wayne Pennington, Dean of Engineering at Michigan Tech and former President of the American Geological Institute was recently interviewed by Adrian de Novato for an article in Science Around Michigan. He mentions your GeoHazards International as one of his favorite groups working effectively on the ground in the local cultures.

The Assam type house (The Indian Express)

​In the wake of the Nepal Earthquake, people living in other high risk areas are taking note. This article by Jamia Millia Islamia (Director, Centre for North East Studies and Policy Research) references GeoHazards International’s work in Aizawl.

Not If, But When: Planning for the Next Nepal (Tiny Spark)

​Tiny Spark’s Amy Costello interviewed GHI President Brian Tucker for this sixteen-minute podcast. “Everybody should listen to Brian Tucker. He’s a MacArthur genius with a lot to say about the humanitarian crisis in Nepal and the avoidable harm caused in disaster-prone areas.”