It has been a question asked among many people, especially those living in and around earthquake-affected regions, can we predict the occurrence of an earthquake? Seismic experts have proclaimed that earthquakes cannot be predicted, as numerous variables must be taken into consideration that have made people believe it is impossible.
USGS and the Global Earthquake Model Foundation take steps to save lives worldwide
M6.2 Earthquake – 10km SE of Norcia, Italy Impact Summary Map via Esri
An update via the GIS Science news blog
Raises the Question: Where Will the Next Great Urban Earthquake Strike? In his new book, Earthquake Time Bombs, Yeats discusses the importance of convincing the public to take action before an earthquake strikes their city and that the next damaging earthquake will help drive change
Scientist Says Implication of Earthquake Time Bombs are Worldwide
For more than 20 years, Caltech geologist Jean-Philippe Avouac has collaborated with the Department of Mines and Geology of Nepal to study the Himalayas—the most active, above-water mountain range on Earth—to learn more about the processes that build mountains and trigger earthquakes.
A message on behalf of the HOTOSM humanitarian mapper team in response to the crisis in Nepal – This message comes via way of the OSM-Colorado Group
Two interactive smart maps that provide unique insights into Nepal’s earthquake tragedy have been released by global mapping giant Esri.
Following Nepal’s devastating magnitude-7.8 earthquake on Saturday, Airbus Defence and Space has acquired Pléiades satellites imagery to support the International Charter and Copernicus Emergency Management Service. The data acquired will assist in assessing the damage and help rescue organisations in the delivery of humanitarian aid