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Tsunami alert in Japan after strong earthquake

Japan's 2011 earthquake. Image: NASA

A 6.9 magnitude earthquake struck off the Japanese east coast triggering a tsunami warning. The epicenter was located 67km off the coast of Fukushima prefecture with a depth of approximately 10km. The Japan Meteorological Agency issued tsunami warnings for much of the country’s northern pacific coast.

The tsunami warning was issued because three meters high waves could be expected and the nation’s public broadcaster NHK,  recommended coast residents to evacuate to higher lands because repeated waves were estimated to hit.

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Mapping activated for earthquake in Italy

Night view of Italy. Image: NASA

The COPERNICUS Emergency Management Service Mapping was activated on 26 October 2016 due to a 5.4 earthquake affecting Italy's central region. Although there are no fatalities the tremor has left destruction and people sleeping on the street or improvised shelters, reported RT.

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Deadly Earthquake in Central Italy

Image courtesy of USGS, ShakeMap.

In the early morning of the 24 August 2016 an earthquake of magnitude 4.5 occurred in the central area of the Italian Republic, affecting the regions of Lazio, Abruzzo and Umbria.  

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International Charter and Copernicus Emergency Management Service activated for earthquake in Afghanistan

Hindu Kush Region of Afghanistan struck by 7.5 earthquake on 26 October (Image: USGS).

The International Charter: Space and Major Disasters has been triggered to provide satellite-based

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Central Asia Earthquake Risk Reduction Forum

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Central Asia is a region vulnerable to many natural hazards, of which earthquakes are one of the most catastrophic ones. Historically, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyz Republic, Tajikistan, Turkmenistan and Uzbekistan have been devastated by a number of earthquakes that caused huge economic and human losses. 
 

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Almaty, Kazakhstan

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World Bank

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Japan-World Bank Program for Mainstreaming Disaster Risk Management in Developing Countries

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International Charter activated for earthquake in Chile

 8.3 magnitude earthquake in Chile (Image: VICE)

The International Charter: Space and Major Disasters has been triggered to provide satellite-based emergency maps in response to a powerful 8.3 magnitude earthquake in Chile and also caused a tsunami, which affected some parts of the coast. The mechanism was activated on 17 September 2015, at 09:37:02 (UTC+03:00) by ONEMI.

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Training: Earth observation technologies for earthquake damage assessment

From 17 to 22 September 2015, UNOOSA/UN-SPIDER organised a training programme on ‘Earth observation technologies for earthquake damage assessment’ jointly with the  National

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Fifth UN-SPIDER Beijing conference

The United Nations International Conference on Space-based Technologies for Disaster Management - "A consolidating role in the implementation of the Sendai Framework for

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New app shows nearest climate change impact

First step to get located and informed about surrounding geographic data (Image: Esri)

A new app called Field Notes, developed by the mapping technology company Esri, allows identifying the impact of climate change in the surroundings of the user's area.

This new product could help governments, academics and policymakers, among others, to prepare for the upcoming events caused by climate change. At the same time, it creates a higher understanding about the world and the ongoing changes.

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New specifications on emergency communications to deal with disasters

ETSI's specifications include guidelines for dealing with earthquakes (Image: Logan Abassi-UNDP)

ETSI, producer of globally applicable standards for Information and Communications Technologies, through its Technical Committee for Satellite Earth Systems (TC SES) has published new specifications on scenarios for

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