Disasters

7.2-magnitude earthquake in Mexico

USGS is reporting a 7.5-magnitude earthquake on April 18, 2015. The U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) is reporting a 7.2-magnitude earthquake – a very strong earthquake – that took place in central and southern Mexico this morning. It was originally reported as a 7.5-magnitude and then revised downward.

Posted on April 18th, 2014
Disasters

SERVIR-Africa: Sharing Data for Member Benefit

The SERVIR-Africa partnership with RCMRD promotes an increase in data sharing among RCMRD's member nations. A flood modeling system that will help member states anticipate and prepare for flooding is in its pilot stages.

Sarah Frazier, posted on April 6th, 2014
Disasters, Earth Observation, Quick Look

Tsunami warning issued after 8.2 quake in Chile

Originally Published by The EarthSky- A 8.2 earthquake struck off the coast of Peru. Tsunami warnings have been issued for Chile, Ecuador, and Peru.

Posted on April 2nd, 2014
Disasters

Earthquake Rattles Los Angeles Area

Originally Published by NY Times - The magnitude-5.1 quake on Friday night was followed by at least 20 aftershocks, but the Los Angeles Fire Department said there were no immediate reports of significant damage.

Posted on March 29th, 2014
Disasters

Health Fears Prompt Crowdsourced Ocean Radioactivity Tracking Site

A new website by Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution (WHOI) aims to collect ocean water samples from the public, along with donations to test them for radioactivity

Sarah Frazier, posted on March 15th, 2014
Disasters, Quick Look

From Three Mile Island to Fukushima Daiichi

Originally Published by IEEE - Three years ago, a tsunami came crashing down on the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear plant in Japan, leading to the worst nuclear accident since Chernobyl. As Associate Editor Eliza Strickland explains in this issue in “Dismantling Fukushima: The World's Toughest Demolition Project,” that accident still reverberates strongly in Japan, where all of the country’s nuclear plants are currently off line.

Posted on February 28th, 2014
Disasters

SERVIR partnership increases capabilities of Himalaya regional organization ICIMOD

SERVIR continues to put resources into the hands of local experts through its newest partnership with regional Himalaya development organization ICIMOD. With supplemental resources from SERVIR, ICIMOD has increased capacity in its member states and developed a forest fire monitoring system based on satellite data.

Sarah Frazier, posted on February 25th, 2014
Articles, Climate, Disasters, Earth Observation, Quick Look

Social factors predict effects of natural disasters

Originally Published by NASWG- A society’s response to natural disasters may depend more on social factors than resource accumulation, according to new archaeological studies on ancient societies.

Posted on February 21st, 2014
Disasters

Storm batters south-west UK – in pictures

Originally Published by The Guardian - With winds of over 80mph and heavy rain, the south coast of Britain is once again hit badly by winter storms coming in off the Atlantic.

Posted on February 9th, 2014
Disasters

Predicting inland flood damage from hurricanes

Originally Published by Environmental Research Web - Tropical cyclones can cause huge amounts of damage in coastal regions of the US. What’s less well known is that properties far inland, hundreds of kilometres from the centre of the storm, can be harmed too; many of the householders affected by Hurricane Ivan in 2004 were not insured under the US National Flood Insurance Program.

Posted on January 23rd, 2014
Disasters

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Earth Science Radar Imaging Mission Travels to Central and South America

Earth Science Radar Imaging Mission Travels to Central and South America