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A Look Back at the 2011 Great East Japan (Tohoku...
Chesley Williams
Chesley Williams March 10, 2021

Major earthquake disasters are fortunately rare, but when they happen, it is an opportunity to learn and continue to push the boundaries of…

The Storm Surge and the Tsunami
Robert Muir-Wood
Robert Muir-Wood January 03, 2020

The core idea behind catastrophe modeling is that the architecture of risk quantification is the same whatever the peril. While a hurricane is…

The Problem of Real and Unreal Tsunamis
Robert Muir-Wood
Robert Muir-Wood January 10, 2019

Indonesia was beset by disasters in 2018, including two high casualty local tsunamis: in coastal western Sulawesi – impacting the city of Palu…

De-risking the City
Robert Muir-Wood
Robert Muir-Wood January 04, 2019

I am in Wellington, New Zealand, looking out from a rainy hotel window high over the city, admiring the older wooden houses on the forested…

The Lessons From “Last Year’s” Catastrophes
Robert Muir-Wood
Robert Muir-Wood November 09, 2018

Catastrophe modeling remains a work in progress. With each upgrade we aim to build a better model, employing expanded data sets for hazard…

How to Maintain Awareness of Tsunami Risk
Robert Muir-Wood
Robert Muir-Wood November 05, 2018

Today is World Tsunami Awareness Day — designated by the United Nations General Assembly, and according to the United Nations Office for…

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