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University of Extremadura



Center for Research on the Epidemiology of Disasters
Université Catholique de Louvain - Ecole de Santé Publique
International disasters Database

EQNET. EarthQuake Information NETwork
EQNET is funded primarily by the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) and the National Science Foundation (NSF) and is maintained by the Multidisciplinary Center for Earthquake Engineering Research (MCEER).

Global Fire Monitoring Center (GFMC)

International Seismological Centre
Non-governmental organisation charged with the final collection, analysis and publication of standard earthquake information from all over the world. Earthquake readings are received from almost 3,000 seismograph stations representing every part of the globe. The Centre's main task is to redetermine earthquake locations making use of all available information, and to search for new earthquakes, previously unidentified by individual agencies.

Incorporated Research Institutions for Seismology
It is a university research consortium dedicated to exploring the Earth's interior through the collection and distribution of seismographic data.

Quakeline Database. Multidisciplinary Center for Earthquake Engineering Research (MCEER)
State University of New York at Buffalo
Bibliographic database on earthquakes, earthquake engineering, natural hazard mitigation, and related topics, produced by the MCEER Information Service.

ReliefWeb is an on-line gateway to information on humanitarian emergencies and disasters administered by the UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA).

The World Factbook
Geographical distribution of natural hazards

Tropical Storm Risk (TSR)
Resource for forecasting the risk from tropical storms worldwide

U.S. Natural Hazard Statistics NOAA
It provides statistical information on fatalities, injuries and damages caused by weather related hazards. These statistics are compiled by the Office of Services and the National Climatic Data Center from information contained in Storm Data, a report comprising data from NWS forecast offices in the 50 states, Puerto Rico, Guam and the Virgin Islands.

World Atlas of Large Flood Events
Dartmouth Flood Observatory
The Observatory detects, maps, measures, and analyzes extreme flood events world-wide using satellite remote sensing.


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