An Urbanizing Asia Dares Earthquake Tragedy

More than half a million people killed, 1.4 million injured, and 80 percent of buildings damaged in Bangladesh’s three largest cities: That’s the “worst-case scenario” outlined in an unpublished draft contingen... Read More...
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Nepal Quake: Prelude to Bigger Disaster?

With tremors declining in magnitude and emergency relief crews packing to leave, Nepal is likely to slip from the world’s attention. But the unstable geological condition that brought the latest disaster still lurks. Unless the government seizes this moment... Read More...
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Shaking Down Manila

If a major earthquake were to hit Metro Manila in the Philippines, bulging with 25.5 million people in the greater urban area, they would likely have to fend for themselves, according to a new report by the Man... Read More...