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Early warning systems offer best hope for disaster prevention

The earthquake and tsunami that struck the north-eastern coast of Japan on 11 March, was a tragedy for the thousands of people who lost their lives and livelihoods.

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Mon, 09/05/2011 - 18:07

Chinese satellite seeks to predict earthquakes

China will start building a test satellite later this month (April) to detect electromagnetic anomalies in the atmosphere, as part of the country's proposed earthquake monitoring network, and hopes

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Wed, 27/04/2011 - 12:35
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March 2011

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Tue, 05/04/2011

 

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Quake in Myanmar prompts China to map active faults

Two 7.0 magnitude earthquakes stuck Myanmar on March 24. Earthquakes struck a relatively rural section of the country that borders on Thailand, Laos, and China.

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Mon, 28/03/2011 - 12:48
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Remote Sensing Based Post-Disaster Damage Mapping

By spatially extensive events, ground-based mapping is too slow, typically hindered by disaster-related site access difficulties, or too dangerous as in the case of potential radioactive contaminat

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Wed, 23/03/2011 - 10:32

Mapping Japan's changed landscape from space

Following the massive earthquake and tsunami that hit Japan on 11 March, satellite imagery has been vital in providing a clear picture of the extent of devastation to aid the relief effort now unde

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Wed, 16/03/2011 - 11:36
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Satellite image of New Zealand earthquake

The map shows the different amounts that Earth has moved as a result of the Magnitude 6.3 tremor that left more than 160 people dead.The image was created by the Japanese Alos spacecraft which is b

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Wed, 16/03/2011 - 10:13
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Esri Assists Japan Earthquake and Tsunami Response

In response to the devastating Japan earthquake and tsunami, Esri is providing assistance to a myriad of organizations involved in the disaster response.

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Mon, 14/03/2011 - 15:53
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DLR releases satellite images of Japanese disaster area

After the severe earthquake and tsunami in Japan, the International Charter ‘Space and Major Disasters’ was activated on the morning of the 11 March 2011.

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Mon, 14/03/2011 - 11:09
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UN-SPIDER listed as Major Data Source on Japan Sendai Earthquake Data Portal

In response to the 8.9 magnitude earthquake, which struck offshore Sendai, Japan on Mar 11th 2011, the Harvard Center for Geographic Analysis has launched the Japan Sendai Earthquake Data Portal.

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Mon, 14/03/2011 - 11:06
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