Earthquakes


Disaster Psychiatry Emerges as DOD Field of Study ~Cheryl Pellerin, American Forces Press Service

At the Center for the Study of Traumatic Stress, experts in the emotional toll of disasters help the Defense Department, government agencies and first responders worldwide understand how best to help communities struck by terrorist attacks, mass casualties and natural disasters. The center is part of the psychiatry department at the Uniformed Services University of…


Project READY Hazard Maps: Phillipines ~Rappler

Here are the Phillipines hazard maps released by the READY Project, or the Hazards Mapping and Assessment for Effective Community-Based Disaster Risk Management. The maps cover risks associated with these hazards: Earthquakes Floods Ground ruptures Ground shaking Liquefaction Rain-induced hazards Storm surges Tsunamis Volcanic hazards The first set of maps under the READY project covers…


QuakeFinder: Is earthquake prediction finally a reality? ~David Cardinal

Unlike most natural disasters, earthquakes strike without warning. Between large quakes and resulting tsunamis, millions of lives have been lost because science has been unable to provide accurate, useful earthquake predictions. The US Geological Survey (USGS) believes casualties from earthquakes will continue to increase over the coming decades because of population growth in seismically active…