How should geophysics contribute to disaster planning?

Earthquakes, tsunamis, and other natural disasters often showcase the worst in human suffering — especially when those disasters strike populations who live in rapidly growing communities in the developing world with poorly enforced or non-existent building codes. This week in Cancun, researchers present a comparison between large-scale earthquakes and tsunamis in different parts of the world, illustrating how nearly identical natural disasters can play out very differently depending on where t…

Fuente : http://www.eurekalert.org/pub_releases/2013-05/aio…



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