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Tuesday, April 11th, 2017

Satellites Shed New Light on Earthquakes

Satellite radar scans of the 7.8-magnitude Nov. 14, 2016, earthquake in New Zealand are changing the way scientists think about earthquake hazards in regions where Earth’s tectonic plates meet. The quake struck near the town of Kaikoura...

Wednesday, December 7th, 2016

Fugro’s Airborne Technology Deployed In Response To New Zealand Earthquake

Fugro’s LADS technology is being deployed in New Zealand to assist in relief efforts following the damaging 7.9 magnitude earthquake near Christchurch on 14th November 2016. At the request of the New Zealand Government, the Royal Australian...

Monday, April 18th, 2016

Japan Earthquake: Mapping The Troubled Legacy Of One Of The World’s Most Turbulent ‘Disaster Zones’

Japan is by no means new to earthquakes. With a history of terrifying natural events, it stands out as one of the most disaster-prone and disruptive geographic regions on the planet. Some of the most catastrophic and...

Monday, February 1st, 2016

Rapid Damage Maps the Goal for Future Quakes

Nepal's magnitude 7.8 Gorkha earthquake caused significant damage and loss of life in 2015. In natural disasters like this, it is critical to locate areas that are in the most need of assistance as fast as possible....

Sunday, December 6th, 2015

Magnitude 7.1 Quake Strikes Southern Indian Ocean

A magnitude 7.1 earthquake has struck in the southern Indian Ocean on Saturday, but the United States Geological Survey say there are no reports of injuries or damage. The Joint Australian Tsunami Warning Centre also said there...

Thursday, August 13th, 2015

Crowds Respond to Map Nepal Disaster

Crowdsourcing has added a new dimension to Nepal’s disaster response capability following the massive earthquake that struck this Himalayan country on 25 April, killing more than 8,000 people, injuring thousands and leaving tens of thousands displaced. Government...

Sunday, July 5th, 2015

Chinese Air Force Checks Quake Area with Drones

China’s air force dispatched a drone to the site of an earthquake in the far-western region of Xinjiang on Friday to help in monitoring work, the first time it has used an unmanned aircraft for such a...

Thursday, June 18th, 2015

Mount Everest Shifted 3 cm After Quake

The recent 7.8-magnitude earthquake that hit Nepal moved the world's largest summit three centimeters. The shift moved the summit to the southwest, according to China's National Administration of Surveying, Mapping and Geoinformation. The summit had been creeping...

Friday, May 22nd, 2015

Everest Trembled: Lessons Learned From the Nepal Earthquake Response

The 7.8 magnitude earthquake that hit Nepal took over 8,600 lives and injured over 16,800 people, destroyed or damaged over 760,000 homes – directly impacting over 3.8 million people – as well as many schools and government...

Monday, May 11th, 2015

Satellite Images Show Power Outages Related to Nepal Earthquake

Both urban and rural areas faced widespread outages immediately following the earthquake on April 25, 2015. A map, based on data from the Visible Infrared Imaging Radiometer Suite (VIIRS) sensor on the Suomi NPP satellite, shows how the amount of light...

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