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UN-SPIDER facilitates activation of Charter for Guatemala

On 7 November 2012 at 10:35 am local time, the southwestern region of Guatemala was impacted by a strong earthquake that provoked fatalities and losses. The 7.4 magnitude earthquake had its epicenter 35 kilometers south of the Port of Champerico in the Retalhuleu Department. The National Coordinating Agency for

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Learning from Megadisasters: World Bank and Japan release Study

On March 11, 2011, a devastating earthquake and subsequent tsunami hit Japan. Now the World Bank and the Government of Japan have launched a joint knowledge-sharing project called "Learning from Megadisasters". In the framework of this project, a study containing 32 thematic Knowledge Notes were published last week. They include six thematic clusters:

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Thu, 11/10/2012 - 08:30

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Highly Specialized Seminars "Eugene P. Wigner": Earthquakes Early Warning from Space

This is event is available for participation on an ongoing basis
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Persons wishing to attend the Seminar are requested to write to:

Professor Roberto BATTISTON Dipartimento di Fisica
Università di PerugiaVia Pascoli – I-06123 Perugia, Italy
Tel +39.075.5852719
Fax +39.075.5852719
e-mail: roberto.battiston [at] pg.infn.it

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21/10/2012 to 24/10/2012

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Erice

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Centro "Ettore Majorana", Erice

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University of Perugia

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Italian Ministry of Education, University and Scientific Research Sicilian Regional Government

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UN-SPIDER Updates September 2012

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Thu, 04/10/2012
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Azerbaijan creates a satellite system of earthquake prediction

The Institute of Cybernetics of the National Academy of Sciences of Azerbaijan intends to create a system of forecasting the earthquake sources. Institute’s head Telman Aliyev says that in the last two years it has been established five seismic telemetry stations for forecasting earthquakes.

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Wed, 19/09/2012 - 14:12

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UN-SPIDER partners support coordination for earthquake in China

Multiple earthquakes, with the strongest two measuring 5.7 and 5.6 on the Richter scale, struck the mountainous rural regions of Yunnan and Guizhou, in the Yiliang and Weining counties in southwest China on Friday 7 September 2012, killing at least 80 people and injuring more than 160 others. As a result of the earthquakes in this mountainous area, landslides have also been experienced. The most serious damage was in Yiliang county, where the majority of the fatalities occurred. An estimated 100,000 people have been evacuated and approximately 20,000 houses were destroyed.

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Mon, 10/09/2012 - 11:08
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7.6 Earthquake strikes Costa Rica

The coast of Costa Rica was struck on 5 September 2012 at 08:42 a.m. local time by a major earthquake with the epicenter located in the Nicoya Península. The United States Geological Survey (USGS) indicated a magnitude of 7.6. on the Richter scale. The epicenter is located very close to the surface, approximately in a depth of 10 kilometres.

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Thu, 06/09/2012 - 12:29

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ADRC: Booklet on space-based information for Tsunami Assessment

UN-SPIDER's Regional Support Office located in Japan, ADRC (Asian

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Mon, 03/09/2012 - 10:17

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Mon, 09/03/2012

Jamaican Earthquake Unit

Through operating the Jamaica Seismograph Network and affiliating with other Caribbean and Regional networks, the Earthquake Unit seeks to understand earthquake processes in and around Jamaica and advice the society about earthquake hazards, thereby encouraging community awareness and the application of

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The Red Cross in Haiti

Since its founding in 1881 by visionary leader Clara Barton, the American Red Cross has been the nation's premier

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