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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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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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Thu, 12/26/2013

New global map shows probable giant earthquake locations

The map shows the points where giant earthquakes are possible.

International researchers at the Monash University, Australia created a global map showing the points where giant earthquakes are possible to happen.

Most earthquakes occur when tectonic plates are moving. Giant earthquake can occur at subduction zones – where one plate sinks below the other. The information so far was unreliable, mostly because giant earthquakes are relatively rare and tracking record goes as far as the 19th hundred.

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Wed, 18/12/2013 - 17:06

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Wed, 12/18/2013

NASA is developing GPS-based Natural Hazard Warning Systems

GPSstation used by NASA to develop early warning system technology for disasters

NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory, in cooperation with Scripps Institution of Oceanography at UC San Diego, USA, is trying to upgrade GPS technologies to use them for early warning systems for hazards like earthquakes, tsunamis and extreme weather events.

Their success with local systems was presented by weather forecasters at NOAA National Weather Service Offices in San Diego. The presentation included tracking of real-time rain event and flash flood warnings.

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Mon, 16/12/2013 - 14:52

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Japan: 2011 Earthquake affected Gravity

GOCE gravity results compared to a model

ESA’s GOCE satellite revealed earlier this month that the great Japanese Earthquake from 2011 caused a tiny change in the local gravity. The satellite mapped Earth's gravity for four years and clearly shows a disturbance after 2011.

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Mon, 16/12/2013 - 12:50

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Philippines: Interactive earthquake map of Bohol

The Earthquake information on the interactive map is based on USGS data.

The GIS software provider Esri published an interactive earthquake map of Bohol and Cebu, Philippines, to help government organisations in their

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Mon, 21/10/2013 - 09:11

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Mon, 10/21/2013

ESA: Gravity mapping satellite is nearing end of mission

The Moho and lithosphere for the northeast Atlantic captured by GOCE data.

ESA's Ocean Circulation Explorer (GOCE) mission will end this year. It has begun its decent towards Earth and will be reentering our atmosphere probably in mid-October. Having nearly tripled its planned lifetime, this Gravity field and steady-state mission has successfully mapped variations in Earth’s gravity with extreme detail.

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Fri, 11/10/2013 - 12:33

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Fri, 10/11/2013

Pakistan: International Charter provides maps for strong earthquake

Damage created by the 2005 earthquake in Kashmir, Pakistan

The International Charter: Space and Major Disasters was activated on 24 September 2013 to support emergency responders with satellite-based maps and products.

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Wed, 25/09/2013 - 10:33

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Earthquakes: Australian team presents damage assessment system

A 7.1 level earthquake was recreated during the event

While recreating a 7.1 level earthquake, Queensland Fire and Rescue Service (QFRS) members demonstrated the potential of

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Mon, 26/08/2013 - 14:25

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