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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.

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Thu, 11/10/2012 - 08:30

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

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21/10/2012 - 24/10/2012
Centro "Ettore Majorana", Erice
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University of Perugia


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

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UN-SPIDER Updates September 2012

Issue Date: 
Thu, 04/10/2012

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UN-SPIDER at a glance

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.

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Wed, 19/09/2012 - 14:12

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

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Mon, 10/09/2012 - 11:08

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.

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Thu, 06/09/2012 - 12:29

ADRC: Booklet on space-based information for Tsunami Assessment

UN-SPIDER's Regional Support Office located in Japan, ADRC (Asian Disaster Reduction Centre), is in the process of producing the booklet "Considerations for effective use of space-based inform

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Mon, 03/09/2012 - 10:17

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

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 emergency response organization.

EU-Civil Protection Unit deployed in Haiti

The death toll from the 12 January 2010earthquake in Haiti stands at over 220,000 people. 1.3 million have been displaced by the earthquake.