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A Perennial Debate: Disaster Planning versus Dis...
Daniel Stander
Daniel Stander July 20, 2016

In May we saw a historic first: the World Humanitarian Summit. Held in Istanbul, representatives of 177 states attended. One UN chief…

Harnessing Your Personal Seismometer to Measure ...
Robert Muir-Wood
Robert Muir-Wood October 29, 2015

It’s not difficult to turn yourself into a personal seismometer to calculate the approximate magnitude of an earthquake that you experience. I…

The 1960 Tele-tsunami: Don’t Forget the Far Field
Callum Higgins
Callum Higgins May 22, 2015

On May 22, 1960 the most powerful earthquake ever recorded struck approximately 100 miles off the coast of southern Chile. The 9.5 Mw event…

A Decade Later – Reconsidering The Indian Ocean ...
Alexia Russell
Alexia Russell December 18, 2014

This December marks the 10-year anniversary of the Indian Ocean earthquake and tsunami, a disaster that killed more than 230,000 people in 14…

Managing Risk 10 Years After the 2004 Indian Oce...
Renee Lee
Renee Lee December 05, 2014

On Sunday, December 26, 2004 at approximately 8 a.m. local time, a massive earthquake occurred along the Indian–Burma plate boundary off the…


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