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CoreLogic Expands Natural Catastrophe Risk Management Solution

September 14, 2015By

CoreLogic, a residential property information, analytics and data-enabled services provider, today released an expanded version of its natural catastrophe risk management solution, which features a new comprehensive probabilistic flood model that analyzes the potential damage and financial impact at the property-level from flood events in the continental United States. This probabilistic flood model is unique to the industry because its... read more

USGS Tests QuakeAlert App with 60-Second Warning

May 27, 2015By

Sixty seconds may not sound like much, but if given advance warning of an earthquake, people could take cover, trains could stop, and oil rigs could be shut down before the shaking hits. The earthquake early warning app QuakeAlert, by Early Warning Labs, aims to provide that extra time. The app, with new technology developed in partnership the United States Geological Survey (USGS), will... read more

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Esri Maps Reveal Impacts from Nepal Earthquakes

April 29, 2015By

Esri has added a pair of new maps to its Nepal Earthquake Maps gallery.  Nepal Earthquake Swipe Map Compare pre- and post-earthquake imagery from Airbus Defence & Space to explore damage around Nepal. This map includes several bookmarks to help users navigate around key points of interest and landmarks that were damaged or destroyed. Nepal Earthquake Impact Summary Map Users can... read more

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Drones Dispatched to Nepal to Search for Survivors

April 28, 2015By

Aeryon Labs, GlobalMedic and Monadrone are working together to deploy three unmanned aerial systems (UAS) in Nepal to help locate earthquake survivors. The drones are outfitted with thermal cameras and the Aeryon HDZoom30 camera, which has an extended zoom, to look at targets from more than 1,000 feet away.  On Saturday, April 25, a 7.8 magnitude earthquake struck Nepal — the largest quake in 81... read more

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Airbus Releases Satellite Imagery of Nepal Earthquake

April 28, 2015By

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 organizations in the delivery of humanitarian aid. The before and after Pléiades images over Kathmandu (full image can be downloaded here) show... read more

DigitalGlobe Offers Satellite Images of Nepal Earthquake

April 27, 2015By
Dharahara Tower in Kathmandu, after the earthquake (image credit: DigitalGlobe)

In response to the devastating 7.8-magnitude earthquake that struck central Nepal on April 25, DigitalGlobe has made high-resolution satellite imagery of the affected areas freely available online to all groups involved in the response and recovery effort through the company’s FirstLook initiative. This imagery can be accessed via Username: nepal Password: forcrisis​ The below before and after images show the destruction... read more

Esri Hosts Info Map for Nepal Earthquake

April 27, 2015By

A massive 7.8 magnitude earthquake struck 77 kilometers (48 miles) northwest of Nepal’s capital Kathmandu at 0611 GMT on April 25, toppling office blocks and towers and killing thousands of people. More than two dozen people were also reported killed in neighboring India, China and Bangladesh. As of April 27, the Government of Nepal reported 3,351 deaths and 6,833 injured people, according... read more

Fugro Upgrades EZ-FRISK Seismic Hazard Analysis Software

March 9, 2015By

Fugro has released an upgrade to its EZ-FRISK package — seismic hazard analysis software used by consultants and academics. The new upgrade includes the Next Generation West 2 ground motion prediction models, and improved user interface along with software fixes. By early 2015, the software will incorporate the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) 2014 National Seismic Hazard Maps for the continental U.S.,... read more

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CoreLogic Identifies U.S. States at Risk of Property Loss from Natural Hazards

September 10, 2014By
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CoreLogic, a global property information, analytics and data-enabled services provider, has released an analysis ranking Florida as the U.S. state with the highest level of comprehensive risk exposure to multiple natural hazards, with Michigan identified as the state with the lowest risk. The analysis was derived from the new CoreLogic Hazard Risk Score (HRS), an analytics tool launched today that gathers... read more

USGS Releases Earthquake Hazard Map

July 21, 2014By
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To help make the best decisions to protect communities from earthquakes, new USGS maps display how intense ground shaking could be across the nation. The USGS recently updated its U.S. National Seismic Hazard Maps, which reflect the best and most current understanding of where future earthquakes will occur, how often they will occur, and how hard the ground will likely shake... read more

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