Six of the seven scientists and government experts convicted of manslaughter for downplaying the risk of an earthquake before the 2009 L’Aquila earthquake disaster, that killed 309 people, have been acquitted of all charges. Giulio Selvaggi one of the seismologists […]
A video introduction to the Global Earthquake Model (GEM), a global collaborative effort with the aim to provide organisations and people with tools and resources for transparent assessment of earthquake risk anywhere in the world. It also gives a preview […]
In this video geologist Professor Iain Stewart gives a fantastic overview of what happens to a seismic hazard deep below the Earth’s surface and how it affects a vulnerable population above it. He also explains what can be done to […]
A few interesting press conferences on hazards worth checking out from the 2013 American Geophysical Union Meeting. Topics include tornadoes, improved warnings for earthquakes and lightning phenomena during volcanic eruptions.
Governance struggles and policy processes: A comparison of earthquake risk reduction in Nepal and Bihar, India 9 December, Monday 1pm-2pm Institute of Hazard, Risk and Resilience, Durham University Dr Katie Oven and Dr Samantha Jones (Northumbria University) In this presentation […]