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  Earthquakes and Tsunami Hazard Research
December 26, 2004
On Sunday, December 26, 2004 at 07:58 (UTC) a series of about 15 earthquakes occurred one after another along the west coast of Sumatra. A tsunami fanned out across the Bay of Bengal, reaching the shorelines of Thailand, Myanmar, Bangladesh, India, Sri Lanka and the Maldives within the next three hours. Virtually no warning was available. Current estimates put the death toll at close to 150,000. Millions more are at risk from disease and starvation.
  CHRR and ProVention Consortium Hold Workshop on Global Disaster Hotspots
November 6-8, 2002
The CHRR and the ProVention Consortium held a review workshop for the Assessment of High Risk Disaster Hotspots project.  Columbia partners include CIESIN and the IRI.
  World Trade Center Forum:
November 12th, 2001
A one day forum on the technical implications of the World Trade Center Collapses; Co-Sponsored by the Center for Hazards and Risk Research
  Susan Cutter, University of South Carolina, To Address "American Hazardscapes" on Nov. 8th.
  Earthquake Research in the Aegean:
Workshop July 30-August 1st
A workshop on the characterization of the North Anatolian Fault across the northern Aegean Sea will be held involving collaborators from Columbia, Italy, Greece, and Turkey.
  Recent Projects: Disaster-Resistant Caracas
Lamont-Doherty Earth Observatory and Urban Planning Students Help Venezuela Plan after Mudslide Disaster.
  Columbia University & Bogazici University, Turkey
Sign a Memorandum of Understanding to Pursue Research in Earthquake Hazard Risk Reduction
  Wharton School Expert in Hazard Risk Assessment and Risk Management Comes to Columbia
Welcome to Howard Kunreuthe as First Visiting Scholar to the new Center for Hazards and Risk Research
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