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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 Disaster and Emergency Management Authority (AFAD), 50 million people in Turkey live in areas with earthquake risks. That is, two thirds of the country's population.

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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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Students from Technical and Non Technical Institutions
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Academicians from Training and Teaching Institutions
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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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 Disaster Reduction Center of China (NDRCC) in

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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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