G-EVER Asia-Pacific Region Earthquake and Volcanic Hazard Information System is available

A preliminary version of G-EVER Asia-Pacific Region Earthquake and Volcanic Hazard Information System is available since July 2014.

http://ccop-geoinfo.org/G-EVER/

The Asia-Pacific region earthquake and volcanic hazard mapping project in G-EVER aims to develop an advanced online information system that provides past and recent earthquake and volcanic eruption information (e.g. age, location, scale, affected areas and fatalities) and risk assessment tools for earthquake and volcanic eruption hazards.

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A printed map version (Eastern Asia Earthquake and Volcanic Hazards Map) is also planning be published in 2016 as the new version of the Eastern Asia Geological Hazard Map (Kato and Eastern Asia Natural Hazards Mapping Project, 2002) of the Commission for the Geological Map of the World (CGMW) (Fig. 1).

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Fig. 1. Preliminary version of G-EVER Eastern Asia Earthquake and Volcanic Hazards Map.

The online G-EVER Asia-Pacific Region Earthquake and Volcanic Hazard Information System provides useful information about earthquake and volcanic hazards in an interactive and user-friendly interface (Fig. 2). Past and recent large-scale earthquakes and volcanic eruptions, tsunami inundation areas, active faults distributions, major landslides, hazards maps, and other hazard-related materials are going to be shown on this system. Currently, links to major earthquakes and volcanic eruptions databases are available in the system (Fig. 3).

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Fig. 2. Preliminary version of G-EVER Asia-Pacific Region Earthquake and Volcanic Hazard Information System. (A) Distribution of epicenter of large-scale earthquakes (M>6) since 1971 (USGS and ISC-GEM) are shown. Red-line areas indicate large-scale earthquake source region. Detailed information is available to click earthquake epicenters. (B) Epicenter of large-scale earthquakes with more than 1,000 casualties.

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Fig. 3. A query result of Indonesian Volcanoes. Quaternary Volcanoes in the world (ca. 3,300) can be displayed on the system. Currently, links to major volcano databases (Smithsonian GVP, VOGRIPA, Volcanoes in Japan, and ASTER satellite image DB) are available. 

The earthquake and volcanic eruption hazard mapping project will be implemented with the cooperation of major research institutes and organizations in the Asia-Pacific region such as PHIVOLCS (Philippine), CVGHM (Indonesia), GNS Science (New Zealand), EOS (Singapore), USGS (USA) and CCOP (Coordinating Committee for Geoscience Programmes in East and Southeast Asia).

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