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Friday, January 19, 2018

January 19

What happened this week?

Magnitude 7.1 Earthquake Hits PeruA powerful earthquake struck off Peru’s coast early Sunday, tumbling adobe homes in small, rural towns, killing at least one person and injuring dozens, officials said.. ... Read more

Dominica, Grenada rattled by earthquakeAn earthquake with a magnitude of 4.9 rattled Dominica and Grenada on Tuesday night, the Trinidad-based Seismic Research Centre (SRC) of the University of the West Indies (UWI) has reported. ... Read more
Interesting Facts

Climate sensitivity study suggests narrower range of potential outcomes. Earth’s surface will almost certainly not warm up four or five degrees Celsius by 2100, according to a study which, if correct, voids worst-case UN climate change predictions. ... Read more

NASA ranks 2017 the second-hottest year on Earth. US scientists said today that 2017 was among the hottest years recorded on earth. ... Read more

What's new in Disaster Risk Reduction?

Caltech scientists working on early detection warning system after Montecito mudslideCaltech is weighing in on the scope of the Montecito mudslide after geologists confirmed the massive runoff of boulders had such an impact that it set of motion sensors like an earthquake. ... Read more

Disaster Resilience Saves Six Times as Much as It CostsA new report finds that federal disaster-mitigation grants produce an average of $6 in societal savings for every dollar spent. ... Read more