Hazard Education

Because of my work in earthquake disaster zones, I have been inspired to work on teaching people basic information about tectonics, earthquakes, and other natural hazards. This information is intended to help people make good decisions about earthquake risk in their own neighborhoods, especially how to build or rebuild schools, hospitals, dwellings and other infrastructure.

Our most recent project on hazard education is HazardReady, a web tool that provides customized, granular hazard and preparedness information for specific areas.  You can visit implementations for Missoula and the Seattle area here: HazardReady.

A few of our older efforts include:

R. Bendick and J. Bendick (2010) Tranbleman d te! Earthquake education and outreach poster distributed throughout Haiti.

S. Mohadjer, R. Bendick, S. Halvorson, U. Saydullaev, O. Abduaziz, C. Stickler, and Z. Adam (2010) Earthquake emergency education in Dushanbe, Tajikistan, Journal of Geoscience Education, 58, 213-220.

R. Bendick, J. Bendick, and S.F. Khan (2007) Earthquake! Seismic hazard and engineering outreach material published in Urdu and English. 20,000 copies distributed throughout Pakistan.

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