Indian Ocean Earthquake and Tsunami disaster
A new study has found that Individuals from disadvantaged backgrounds are more likely to experience disaster-related home loss, and they are also more likely to develop functional limitations following the disaster.
Illustration of two tectonic plates in the ocean causing a tsunami
When tectonic plates collide and thrust over each other and cause an earthquake, a tsunami can occur. That should not happen in an earthquake where the plates slide past each other. A team of researchers has a new solution to the riddle.
The people most rattled by the magnitude 6.4 earthquake early Tuesday said the alert didn't give them enough time to take cover as the temblor shook homes off foundations, knocked out power and water to thousands, and injured more than a dozen people.
This study analyzes the exposure of energy and transport assets in Asia and the Pacific to climate change and earthquake hazards and highlights how multi-hazard assessment can help strengthen the resilience of crucial infrastructure.
The analysis of the lessons learned and the available documents regarding the Bam earthquake in Iran (2003) shows that the preparedness of people and organizations to face this event was very low.
Ruins after the earthquake in Amatrice
A new model of tectonic plates in New Zealand may identify areas of increased earthquake likelihood.
Getting notifications to people in the event of an earthquake is a key component of earthquake early warning systems. Apps like MyShake and companies like Google are leading the way.
Temple in front of a waterfall in a forest in Japan.
In disaster-prone Japan, torrential rains exacerbated by the climate crisis have caused serious flooding and landslides in recent years, including in the country’s many forests.
National Science Foundation-funded teacher and community workshops boost disaster preparedness optimism among coastal Alaskan educators, whose communities face an array of natural hazards.
The first European dashboard depicts the insurance protection gap for catastrophes. The aim of the dashboard is to present the drivers of a climate-related insurance protection gap.