Articles in the Disaster Management Category

Sep 2018 | No Comment

The world is facing an increase in the frequency and severity of natural disaster events. Events which, when they strike, threaten the social, environmental and financial foundations of communities. And while these events cannot be prevented, their impacts can be limited…

Nov 2017 | No Comment

Landslide comprises almost all the varieties of mass movements on slopes, rock falls, topples and debris flow that involve little or no sliding (Varnes and IAEG, 1984). Landslides are considered as a major natural geologic hazard occurring…

Feb 2017 | No Comment

The city of Christchurch, New Zealand, has suffered over 10,000 earthquakes since the M7.1 earthquake which occurred on 4th September 2010…

Feb 2017 | No Comment

Resilience of social infrastructure has been considered important for economic growth of Asia as well as the ASEAN region…

Jul 2016 | No Comment

The huge Kumamoto Earthquake 2016 occurred at 1:25am, April 16, 2016 in the vicinity of Kumamoto City, Kyushu Island, Japan (see Figure 1). This destructive earthquake…

Feb 2016 | No Comment

A major disaster puts any land administration system at risk of failure at the time it is most needed. This paper addresses the lessons that Nepal may learn from 2 quite…

Jan 2016 | No Comment

A strong earthquake (7.8 RS) hit Nepal in 11.55 am Saturday, April 25, 2015 with epicenter in an area near Barpak village, Gorkha district, which followed by many powerful aftershocks…

Jul 2015 | No Comment

Landslide is one of the mass movements at a slope that people known very well. According to Cruden and Varnes’ definition (1992), landslide is a mass movement of soil down the slope toward….

Jul 2015 | No Comment

The prediction results for seven larger earthquakes that occurred in Japan in 2015 are validated against published mail magazine data that were disseminated to the customers….

May 2014 | No Comment

The paper aims to validate the use of Global Navigation Satellite System (GNSS) signals prior to the occurrence of earthquakes as a means of earthquake prediction, by referring to the Great East Japan Earthquake (hereafter called the Great Earthquake). The Great Earthquake occurred….