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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.

United Nations Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA) in Haiti

OCHA led the humanitarian response to Haiti’s devastating earthquake in January 2010, which killed 217,300 people and affected 2.1 million Haitians.

UNOOSA activates International Charter for Earthquake in Iran

Iran Earthquake

UNOOSA/UN-SPIDER has activated the International Charter: Space and Major Disaster to provide satellite imagery for the two strong earthquakes that occurred in Iran on 11 August 2012.

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Thu, 16/08/2012 - 18:22
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NASA maps location and faults of Iran earthquakes

On August 11, 2012 two strong earthquakes shook Iran.

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Tue, 14/08/2012 - 09:41

Two earthquakes rumbled through Northwest Iran on Saturday

On Saturday 11th August, two earthquakes measuring 6.4 and 6.3 on the moment magnitude scale rumbled through the highly populated region of Azarbayjan-e Khavari in Iran, 53km from Tabriz.The earth

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Mon, 13/08/2012 - 14:08

Study: Mobile phones to predict population displacement after disasters

Mobile phones can be used to nowcast and predict population displacement after major disasters.

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Tue, 10/07/2012 - 08:48

New research network for GPS monitoring of earthquakes

GPS devices can be a powerful tool to quickly pinpoint the location and magnitude of strong earthquakes.

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Wed, 02/05/2012 - 09:04

Tsunami early warning systems in Indonesia pass the test

On 11 April 2012 a 8.6 magnitude earthquake occurred at 8.38 UTC, 437 km southwest of Banda Aceh in Indonesia and 33 km beneath the ocean floor, prompting a tsunami watch to be immediately issued f

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Thu, 12/04/2012 - 08:18

USA: Social media as a disaster management tool

 When a series of storms and twisters hit at least 10 states in the USA at the end of February, many victims used social media channels to report their status or those of neighbors and friends

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Mon, 19/03/2012 - 08:18

Google Maps publishes new imagery of Japan's disaster areas

On the anniversary of the japanese earthquake and tsunami Google Maps published new satellite imagery of the affected areas.

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Tue, 13/03/2012 - 12:33