Earthquakes

China’s Earthquake Administration and National Administration of Surveying, Mapping and Geo-information sign agreement on data sharing

China's capabilities in earthquake prevention and relief will be strengthened by national data exchange (Image: flickr).
On November 18, the China Earthquake Administration (CEA) and the National Surveying, Mapping and Geo-information Administration signed an agreement on
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The Asia-Pacific Disaster Report 2015 - Disasters without Borders

Asia-Pacific is the most disaster-prone region of the world (Image: UN).

This year’s Asia Pacific

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International Charter activated for Kick’em Jenny volcano impact in Grenada

Kick’em Jenny volcano, located just off the coast of Grenada (Image: NASA)

The International Charter: Space and Major Disasters was activated on Friday, 24 July, to mitigate the potential impact that the Kick 'em Jenny underwater volcano could have on Grenada, island country in the Caribbean Sea. The United States Geological Survey (USGS) sent the request to activate the mechanism on behalf of Montserrat Volcano Observatory and Government of Grenada.

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New research for satellite-based earthquake prediction

A new technique could help forecasting and mitigating earthquakes (Image: Agencia Brasil)

The remote sensing laboratory at the Ariel University, Israel, is working in a new technology that could forecast earthquakes through satellite data.

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USGS: Fewer Large Earthquakes in 2014

Copernicus satellite's image of the Napa Valley quake captured on 2 February 2014.

The United States Geological Survey (USGS) of the Department of the Interior provided significant information on the characteristics and trend of earthquakes in 2014.

USGS estimated that the number of large earthquakes decreased from 19 in 2013 to 12 in 2014 but that moderate seismic activity was registered in areas relatively new to seismicity. Worldwide, 11 earthquakes reached magnitude 7.0-7.9 and one registered magnitude 8.2, in Chile, on April 1.

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OpenQuake Platform launched to facilitate access to earthquake data

On 21 January 2015, the GEM Foundation published a web-based platform that enables access to a wide variety of sources on earthquakes.

The OpenQuake platform is the product an open source collaboration by over 300 experts across the world and it will enhance risk assessment and information-sharing with a broad community.

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Guatemalan National Institute for Seismology, Vulcanology, Meteorology and Hydrology (INSIVUMEH)

INSIVUMEH is the entity that constantly monitors the surge, weather, earthquakes and volcanoes in Guatemala, a country with high risks of natural disasters. It does so in order to predict, prevent, adequately manage and minimise the consequences of any kind of

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Earthquakes: Inaccuracy of GPS as a tool for prediction

The inaccuracy of GPS devices could be a valuable tool to predict earthquakes as an Indian studies describes. Researcher Sheetal Karia of the Sardar Vallabhbhai National Institute of Technology (SVNIT) found a way to predict earthquakes using GPS inaccuracy. She studied

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