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Supercomputer K: An ally to reduce disaster risks

Japan to use a supercomputer for disaster risk reduction after the devastation caused by the 2011 tsunami (Image: U.S. Air Force)

The Tohoku University and Fujitsu Laboratories jointly developed a real-time flood analysis system with the help of the Fujitsu's supercomputer, K.

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Thu, 14/05/2015 - 09:00

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International team to prevent hazards after Nepal earthquake

Landslides identified by the NASA-USGS-Interagency Volunteer Earthquake Response Team appearing in yellow and by the British Geological Survey-Durham University-Earthquakes Without Frontiers team in pink (Image: Google/ICIMOD)

The International Centre for Integrated Mountain Development (ICIMOD), the National Aerospace and Space Administration (NASA), the University of Arizona, and collaborators have coordinated an international volunteer team to map and assess natural hazards in order to prevent future disasters after the magnitude 7.8 earthquake struck Nepal on 25 April 2015 and caused large loss of life and property.

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Tue, 12/05/2015 - 15:38

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ICIMOD provides resources and expertise to support earthquake relief efforts in Nepal

ICIMOD supports relief operations in destroyed areas (Image:Hilmi Hacaloğlu)

UN-SPIDER's Regional Support Office in Nepal, the International Centre for Integrated Mountain Development in the Hindu Kush Himalayas (ICIMOD), formed a team of GIS and remote sensing experts to support relief efforts after the 7.8 earthquake that hit Nepal on 25 April 2015.

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Tue, 05/05/2015 - 09:44

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UN Outer Space Office provides open satellite resources for emergency response after Nepal earthquake

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Mon, 27/04/2015
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Press release issued by the United Nations Information Service in Vienna (UNIS) on 27 April 2015

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Earthquake in Nepal: Space community becomes involved

Approximately 6.5 million people were affected in the region (Image: HDX)

On Saturday, 25 April 2015 a 7.8 magnitude earthquake hit Nepal, India, Bangladesh, and India with several aftershocks following on Saturday and Sunday. GDACS estimates that 6.5 million people are affected.

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Mon, 27/04/2015 - 16:05

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Study to test smartphones as earthquake early warning

Smartphones can detect ground motion and warn others before strong shaking arrives (Image: NASA/Emiliano Rodriguez Nuesch)

A study led by scientists at the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) has shown smartphones and other personal electronic devices could be used as early warning systems for large earthquakes.

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Wed, 15/04/2015 - 14:12

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Using GPS data to characterize earthquake fault lines

Satellite radar image of the magnitude 6.0 South Napa earthquake (Image: ESA)

The University of Iowa, in cooperation with the United States Geological Survey (USGS), published a study on how GPS and satellite data can be used in real-time to describe a fault line of an earthquake within one day.

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Wed, 25/03/2015 - 09:33

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Turkey: Two thirds live in areas with earthquake risk

Three active fault zones run through Turkey making it very prone to earthquakes

According to the Turkish Prime Ministry's

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Fri, 20/02/2015 - 14:12

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Trimble India: New instrument for earthquake and volcano early warning

Trimble India's new instrument can help prepare for volcanic eruptions

The private company Trimble India developed a new instrument for improved earthquake early warning and volcano monitoring.

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Thu, 19/02/2015 - 14:15

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Online course on earthquake risk reduction

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Earthquakes are one of the most disastrous of natural hazards, coming without warning and affecting nations and peoples around the entire Pacific Rim, and from North Africa through the Balkans and Middle East, India and Indonesia, to Papua New Guinea and New Zealand. Countries as diverse as the Philippines, Mexico, India, Peru and Turkey, to name just a few, have suffered multiple earthquake disasters in recent decades. Earthquake with fatalities in the tens of thousands have the potential to occur in Manila, Istanbul, Teheran, Tokyo and other major cities in these regions.

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Central and Local Government Officials General Development Practitioners Policy Makers Students from Technical and Non Technical Institutions Consultants Researchers Academicians from Training and Teaching Institutions NGO Representatives Community Dwellers etc.

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Central and Local Government Officials
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NGO Representatives
Community Dwellers etc.

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14/11/2014 to 09/12/2014

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National Institute of Disaster Management of India

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World Bank

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