earthquake

GPS data could speed up tsunami warnings

Faster tsunami warnings could be issued by using Global Positioning System (GPS) data alongside existing earthquake detection technology, scientists have found.

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Wed, 14/12/2011 - 16:33

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Univ. of Miami's CSTARS Captures History

Following 16 years of Earth observations, the European Space Agency's (ESA) ERS-2 satellite was decommissioned and removed from its continuous orbit around the Earth on July 4, 2011.

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Thu, 21/07/2011 - 11:49

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Global Environmental Change – Challenges and Innovations

This is event is available for participation on an ongoing basis
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Human induced impacts especially rapid urbanization and the growth of world population are some of the contributing factors for global environmental change. In addition, the world has been facing a complexity of episodic disasters like earthquakes, tsunamis etc along with climate-induced disasters like cyclones, floods and droughts.

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21/02/2012 to 24/02/2012

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East Coast Road (ECR), Chennai

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Beach Hotel (tbc)

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Department of Applied Geology, University of Madras, India

 

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UN-SPIDER Newsletter May 2011

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Tue, 24/05/2011
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  • SpaceAid resource page contributes to information- and data flow after earthquake and tsunami in Japan

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Earthquake emergency preparedness in Central-Hungary - Preparing rapid response measurements using Remote Sensing and GIS-methods

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Barbara Theilen-Willige, TU Berlin, Institute of Applied Geosciences, Department of Hydrogeology, Germany

Helmut Wenzel, VCE Holding GmbH, Vienna, Austria

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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. From the photos and videos documenting the devastation, it would have been difficult to imagine a worse outcome.

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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 to launch it in 2014.

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Wed, 27/04/2011 - 12:35

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March 2011

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. But these back to back disasters, earlier in Japan and now in Myanmar, prompted Chinese government will launch a campaign to map the country's active fault lines.

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Mon, 28/03/2011 - 12:48

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Remote Sensing Based Post-Disaster Damage Mapping

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 contamination resulting from the March 2011 earthquake and tsunami disaster in Japan.

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Wed, 23/03/2011 - 10:32

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