A powerful earthquake striking right under Tokyo could kill more than 6,000 people in the capital alone and result in some 194,000 houses and buildings being destroyed or burned down in the worst-case scenario.
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The economy of a country is exposed to disruptions caused by natural and man-made disasters. This study presents a set of probabilistic risk indicators, considering the induced damage and frequency of occurrence of earthquakes, using the example of Chile.
Community members being educated about community resilience and disaster risk reduction
Non-governmental stakeholder groups, including the private sector and scientific organizations, have increased their commitments to DRR since 2019, according to a new report released by the United Nations Office for Disaster Risk Reduction (UNDRR).
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The building made of woven bamboo walls and topped with a thatched roof still stands tall, even though it was shaken by an earthquake measuring 7 on the Richter scale. Serving as a token of local knowledge that has proven its utility over time.
This paper presents an innovative method of estimating the relative risk of buildings exposed to seismic and tsunami hazards in volcanic islands is applied to Stromboli (Italy).
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This article summarizes the seismic risk analysis of Mexico City, based on a detailed database constructed with information provided by the city but also with tools such as geomatics and machine learning.
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This contributing paper examines the interplay between official adaptive social protection (ASP) and grassroots efforts based on a case study of the rural reconstruction and recovery that took place after the 2008 Wenchuan earthquake in Sichuan, China.
The first satellite-telemetered seismic station in Iloilo Province was inaugurated on 28 April 2022, as part of the Philippine Institute of Volcanology and Seismology's commitment to set up 115 seismic stations.
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This study discusses four types of situations where successful DRM interventions are made invisible and propose an analysis to calculate the ‘probabilistic lives saved’ from disaster risk management interventions, that would otherwise remain unnoticed.
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The contributing paper explains how indirect economic impacts are computed, the necessary input data, and includes example applications for a hypothetical multi-dam breach, a hypothetical earthquake, and a hypothetical hurricane in the Caribbean.