China: International Charter activated for two earthquakes

Earthquakes strike China

The "International Charter: Space and Major Disasters" has been activated once more for China when on the morning of 22 July 2013 Gansu Province was hit by two earthquakes with a magnitude between 5.6 and 6.6 approximately and a depth of 20 km. Rescue efforts as well as local and international relief are already being conducted in the affected areas where some of the damages include power outages and disruption of communications. The areas suffering the worst harmful effects from the earthquakes were the counties of Zhang and Min.


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Tue, 23/07/2013 - 09:28




Tue, 07/23/2013

USGS: Earthquakes will have higher impact

Earthquake Destruction in Pakistan

A new study by two USGS earthquake experts suggests that there will be more individual earthquakes with very large death tolls as well as more people dying during earthquakes than ever before.


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Thu, 21/02/2013 - 11:48
Thu, 02/21/2013

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 Disaster Reduction of Guatemala (CONRED) conducted a damage and needs assessment and confirmed that most damages took place in the highlands.



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Tue, 13/11/2012 - 11:42
Tue, 11/13/2012

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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


Thu, 10/11/2012

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

This is event is available for participation on an ongoing basis

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]

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21/10/2012 to 24/10/2012

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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

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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. 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


Wed, 09/19/2012

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
Mon, 09/10/2012

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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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Thu, 09/06/2012


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