Cyclone Pam and DigitalGlobe FirstLook coverage

Anthea LacchiaClimate, Disasters

This last weekend Tropical Cyclone Pam struck the Islands of Vanuatu in the South Pacific causing widespread devastation. We were asked by a GEB reader whether the satellite imaging companies would be collecting and publishing satellite imagery of Vanuatu. DigitalGlobe has a subscription service called ‘First Look’ that provides access to timely satellite imagery for disaster zones. It is targeted … Read More

California fault lines and earthquake probabilities

Anthea LacchiaDisasters

We have in the past looked at the some of the California fault lines where earth quakes are likely to occur. A recent story in the news is that a recent report by the Working Group on California Earthquake Probabilities (WGCEP) shows that the probability of an 8.0 magnitude earthquake happening in the next 30 years in the California region … Read More

Thousands Rescued From Deadly Flash Floods in India, Pakistan


Originally Published by ENS – Hundreds of people have lost their lives in the the heaviest monsoon rains to fall for 50 years in the Himalayan region of Jammu & Kashmir. Thousands are still trapped on rooftops, and a massive rescue and evacuation is in full swing.

Major Earthquake Rattles San Francisco Bay Area

Amanda LewanDisasters

Originally Published by Information Week – At 3:20 am Sunday, a magnitude 6.0 earthquake struck the small community of American Canyon in California’s wine-growing Napa County, causing power outages and damaging roads, homes and businesses. No fatalities were reported.