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Earthquakes and Other Geohazards in a Time of Pandemic


This Working Group, which examines geohazards such as earthquakes, landslides, volcanoes, and tsunamis in the time of COVID-19, explores impacts on affected communities with a particular focus on vulnerable groups and the people who serve these communities. The mission of the group is to identify both the amplification and the attenuation of hazards and risks during the time of COVID-19. To do so, the group will be examining case studies including monitoring systems (ShakeAlert), and scenarios (Haywired), to better understand how these technologies and approaches can advance natural hazards mitigation and pandemic preparedness.

Working Group Leads

Robert DeGroot, U.S. Geological Survey and Sara McBride, U.S. Geological Survey

Working Group Members

Roger P. Abbott, Cambridge University
Emma Apatu, McMaster University
Julia Becker, Massey University
Ann Bostrom, University of Washington
Scott Knowles, Drexel University
Qin (Christine) Lv, University of Colorado Boulder
Elizabeth Reddy, Colorado School of Mines
Jenniffer Santos-Hernández, University of Puerto Rico
Jazmin Scarlett, Newcastle University
Priti Shah, University of Washington

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