What if a Large Earthquake Hit?

Earthquakes pose a major risk across Asia and recent events have demonstrated their power to take lives, destroy buildings and disrupt societal functioning. In what follows we outline a methodology for building realistic earthquake disaster scenarios for major cities using…

Nepal Earthquake update

The official death toll is now at 2,500 and 5000 serious injuries, unofficially estimates are that the number of fatalities will climb to 10,000 when outlying areas are reached. Rescuers are searching frantically for survivors of the huge 7.9 quake…

Pacific 7.7 magnitude Earthquake

A major earthquake with a magnitude of 7.7 has struck off Papua New Guinea, just before midnight on the 29th March official monitors say, and a tsunami warning has been issued. The quake was at a depth of 65 kilometres,…

Earthquake Strikes Central Japan

A magnitude 6.8 earthquake recently struck in a mountainous area of central Japan near Nagano city and the Hakuba ski resort, flattening homes and injuring more than 20 people. 21 people were trapped underneath collapsed houses. Shinkansen bullet trains were…

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