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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
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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14/11/2014 to 09/12/2014

Event Organisers: 

National Institute of Disaster Management of India

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World Bank

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Radar Images: Sentinel-1A maps California earthquake

Napa Valley earthquake captured in an interferogram.

The European radar satellite Sentinel-1A has captured the rupture of the recent major earthquake in Napa Valley, California, USA. The quake on 24 August 2014 was the biggest one in 25 years.

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Tue, 02/09/2014 - 14:30

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China: International Charter activated for Earthquake in Yunnan Province

Earthquakes in 2009, the Yunnan province is an area prone to earthquakes

On 3 August 2014 the International Charter: Space and Major Disasters was activated at the request of the National

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Mon, 04/08/2014 - 12:15

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25

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10th national conference on earthquake engeneering

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The Tenth U.S. National Conference on Earthquake Engineering, on the 50th Anniversary of the Great Alaska Earthquake and Tsunami, will provide an opportunity for researchers and practitioners to share the latest knowledge and techniques to mitigate the damaging effects of earthquakes and tsunamis. This conference is being planned by the Earthquake Engineering Research Institute (EERI) in collaboration with the George E. Brown, Jr. Network for Earthquake Engineering Simulation (NEES).

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21/07/2014 to 25/07/2014

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Anchorage, Alaska

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Earthquake Engineering Research Institute

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Building earthquake resilience through technology

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As we approach the 25th anniversary of the Loma Prieta Earthquake, it is time to ask the question, “Is California better prepared for a catastrophic event?” and “Are there new technology solutions that can make a difference in saving lives and property?”.

Since the Loma Prieta event, California’s population, physical infrastructure, and GDP, have all increased dramatically and researchers are now predicting a high probability of a major earthquake occurring in a densely populated area of California within the next 20 to 30 years.

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Time: 2PM ET / 11AM PT

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20/05/2014

Event Organisers: 

Emergency Visions

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Chile: International Charter activated due to tsunami

Satellite image of flooding in Chile

The International Charter: Space and Major Disasters was activated on 02 April 2014 to provide satellite image products in support of the response efforts for the tsunami event on the northern coast of Chile.

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Wed, 02/04/2014 - 14:36

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-36

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Philippines: Sensors for Volcano and Earthquake Early Warning

Mayon Volcano in the Philippines in 2009

The Philippines is a country frequently affected by volcanic eruptions and seismic activities as it is located on the circum-Pacific seismic belt. Futuregov.asia now reported that the Philippine Institute of Volcanology and Seismology (PHIVOLCS) has developed a wide-area

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Mon, 17/03/2014 - 12:32

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15

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Mon, 03/17/2014

Scientific data helps create seismic hazard maps

Fault lines in Los Angeles region , showing possible high risk seismic zones

The newly created Southern California Earthquake Center has build up a data base of the region’s seismographic nature in hope to prevent devastating events like in the 1989 San Francisco 6.7 Magnitude Earthquake through better risk assessment.

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Fri, 17/01/2014 - 14:30

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Fri, 01/17/2014

Report: Natural hazards in the USA in 2013

Satellite picture of the wild fire and Yosemite National Park.

A report released by CoreLogic, a US private analysis company, is offering a summary of the most significant disasters that struck the United States in 2013 and an analysis of the potential risks and changes in natural hazards that are expected in 2014 with regards to

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Mon, 06/01/2014 - 11:35

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Mon, 01/06/2014

Study: High risk for Earthquake and Tsunami in Caribbean

The shaking hazard from the scenario earthquake is limited to Guadeloupe.

USGS and French researchers studying the plate boundary in the Lesser Antilles region—the area where 20 of the 26 Caribbean islands are located—estimate that enough unreleased strain may have accumulated offshore of Guadeloupe to potentially create a magnitude 8.0-8.4 earthquake, as USGS announced on its website. The paper was recently published in the

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Thu, 26/12/2013 - 08:33

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16

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-62
Thu, 12/26/2013

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