Risk Identification & Assessment

20 meters waves in front of lighthouse in Nazari, Portugal.
An analysis of historical seismic events by a USC Dornsife scientist helps explain why large tsunamis still occur after relatively small earthquakes.
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The University of Hawaiʻi’s Pacific Disaster Center (PDC) was named laureate of the prestigious United Nations Sasakawa Award for Disaster Risk Reduction during the Global Platform for Disaster Risk Reduction (GPDRR) in Bali, Indonesia on May 25, 2022.
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.
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This study was guided by two objectives, namely, (1) to map the landslide risk for households of persons with disabilities (PWDs) and (2) to investigate the disability type that is perceived to be most affected by landslides.
The top ten per cent most valuable homes in the western United States are 70% more likely to be in high wildfire hazard areas than median-value properties, measured by county, according to a new study.
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This contributing paper presents an extension of the INFORM Risk Index, a global indicator-based disaster risk assessment tool, using projections of exposure to climate change hazards to provide better insights for policymakers.
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Are you an established or emerging leader with an ambition to reduce disaster risk in Australia, or do you know someone who is? The NRRA and AIDR are currently accepting expressions of interest to attend the Summit in Sydney on 29 & 30 June.
Experimental forecast calls for a larger-than-average fire season this summer.
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Extreme natural events, slow-onset events such as droughts and sea-level rise, and technological or human-induced hazards often have disastrous impacts if the resilience of people and infrastructure is not sufficiently strengthened.