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Disaster reports

Event Briefing on Typhoon Hagibis and Earthquake on 12 October 2019

Prof. Khalid Mosalam, Director, Pacific Earthquake Engineering Research (PEER) Center, University of California, Berkeley, USA shares a copy of the Event Briefing by their team on typhoon Hagibis and the Earthquake that took place on 12 October 2019.

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Photo from the main report - Figure 2: Typhoon Hagibis as it approached Japan
from the South (Source: AccuWeather, 2019)

Hurricane Dorian - Preliminary Virtual Reconnaissance Report (PVRR)

Prof. Khalid Mosalam, Director, Pacific Earthquake Engineering Research (PEER) Center, University of California, Berkeley shares a copy of the Preliminary Virtual Reconnaissance Report (PVRR) by their team on Hurricane Dorian which made landfall on 1 September 2019.

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Ridgecrest, CA Earthquake - Virtual Assessment Structural Team (VAST) Report

Prof. Khalid Mosalam, Director, Pacific Earthquake Engineering Research (PEER) Center, University of California, Berkeley shares a copy of the Virtual Assessment Structural Team (VAST) report by their team on the Ridgecrest, CA Earthquake which occurred on 4 July 2019.

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Photo from the main report - Damaged mobile home in Ridgecrest, CA during the M 6.4 earthquake. Photo by Darla A. Baker / The Californian.

Tropical Cyclone Idai - Lessons Learned and Way Forward

A report on the Topical Cyclone Idai - Lessons learned and the way forward for Africa Alliance for Disaster Research Institutions (AADRI) report is shared by Prof. Desmond Manatsa, Chair, AADRI; and Dean of the Faculty of Science and Engineering, Bindura University of Science, Zimbabwe.

The tropical cyclone Idai hit Zimbabwe on 14th March 2019.

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Disaster Report on Cyclone Fani, 3 May 2019, Odisha, India

The Centurion University of Technology and Management, Ramachandrapur, India shared the following disaster report on the aftermath of cyclone Fani that affected Odisha, India on 3 May 2019. The report was prepared by Assistant Professor Ms. Payal Nayak, School of Climate and Disaster Studies (SCDS).


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Summary Report on the Kyushu Earthquakes of April 14 and 16, 2016


The report that follows is based on news media reports in English language newspapers, JMA and USGS reports and NHK World television. In some cases, these reports cite city and prefectural government reports in the affected region and others are based on the observations of reporters on site. The report is divided into sections based on topic.

Summary Report on the Kyushu Earthquakes of April 14 and 16, 2016 (Compiled on April 25, 2016 By James Goltz, Visiting Research Professor, Disaster Prevention Research Institute, Kyoto University)