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Magnitude 7.5 quake strikes in Pacific near New Caledonia

New Caledonia has ordered the evacuation of coastal areas following a tsunami warning after a powerful undersea earthquake of magnitude 7.6 struck off the east coast of the French territory.

Nepal: Quake survivors can avail six types of soft loan from banks

The National Reconstruction Authority is preparing to launch a comprehensive post-reconstruction rehabilitation programme for earthquake and natural disaster victims.

Volcano erupts on Sulawesi as time runs short to rescue survivors of earthquake and tsunami

A volcano has erupted on the same Indonesian island that is recovering from a devastating tsunami that struck just days ago.

Why we do not prepare for earthquakes | Steven Eberlein | TEDxPortland

Can a society adapt to a risk that it has never experienced before?

Disaster preparedness, business continuity and the role of insurance

Earthquakes, tsunamis, volcanic eruption and yes, manmade cyber-attacks are real threats and possibilities which smart businesses plan and take account of in their modern operations.

Who cleans up after hurricanes, earthquakes and war?

Who clears up the wreckage of natural and man-made catastrophes and where does it go?

UN-Habitat – What is Resilience?

UN-Habitat’s goal is to increase the resilience of cities to the impacts of natural and human-made crises. Find out what is UN-Habitat doing for resilience.

Ramping up earthquake resilience in Istanbul

Turkish Catastrophe Insurance Pool issues second catastrophe bond Straddling the Bosphorus, Istanbul is Turkey's powerhouse, generating more than 40% of the country's GDP. However, the 14 million people living and working in this vibrant metropolis live under constant threat of severe earthquakes, with the Northern Anatolian Fault running just south of the city beneath the ...

What is 100 Resilient Cities?

100 Resilient Cities help cities around the world become more resilient to the physical, social, and economic challenges that are a growing part of the 21st century. 100RC supports the adoption and incorporation of a view of resilience that includes not just the shocks—earthquakes, fires, floods, etc.—but also the stresses that weaken the fabric of ...

Major environmental disasters: April 2017

Impact Forecasting has published the latest edition of its monthly Global Catastrophe Recap report, which evaluates the impact of the natural disaster events that occurred worldwide during April 2017. View the full Impact Forecasting April 2017 Global Catastrophe Recap report (PDF). Flooding in multiple communities in southern Ontario and Quebec in April and into May ...

Major environmental disasters: March 2017

Impact Forecasting has published the latest edition of its monthly Global Catastrophe Recap report, which evaluates the impact of the natural disaster events that occurred worldwide during March 2017. View the full Impact Forecasting March 2017 Global Catastrophe Recap report (PDF). The report highlights the extremely active period for severe weather that persisted in the ...

California’s Ventura fault could cause more damage than previously suspected

Researchers find that the fault has a staircase-like structure, which would result in stronger shaking and more damage during an earthquake. RIVERSIDE, Calif. (www.ucr.edu) — A new study by a team of researchers, including one from the University of California, Riverside, found that the fault under Ventura, Calif., would likely cause stronger shaking during an ...

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