Indonesia’s Deadly 2018 Quake Was A Rare Supershear

Scientists in the US have identified the Palu earthquake in Indonesia as a supershear, a particularly destructive form of seismic movement.

Asia’s Rising Scientists: Hasibun Naher

In the chaos of earthquakes and tsunamis, there is order in the form of mathematics, says Associate Professor Hasibun Naher.

Asia’s Scientific Trailblazers: Jenny Su

For Professor Jenny Su, president of Taiwan’s National Cheng Kung University, universities have a social responsibility to respond to national and global crises.

‘Man-Made’ Earthquake Detected Near North Korean Nuclear Test Site

Officials have linked an earthquake in North Korea to a nuclear test explosion ordered by Pyongyang.

Nepali Himalayan Fault Line Expert Wins 2015 C.N.R. Rao Prize

Professor Bishal Nath Upreti has been awarded the 2015 C.N.R. Rao Prize for his contributions to geoscience in Nepal.

US$1.5 Million For Geoscience Scholarships In Singapore

The US$1.47 million Stephen Riady Geosciences Scholars Fund will be used to train PhD geoscientists at the Earth Observatory of Singapore.

Asia’s Rising Scientists: Mahar Lagmay

This month, we turn the spotlight on Professor Mahar Lagmay, a disaster mitigation expert from the University of the Philippines Diliman.

Nepal To Get US$3 Billion For Quake Reconstruction

The funds pledged by international donors are less than half of the US$6.7 billion estimated to be required for reconstruction.

Small Hydropower ‘Safer’ Than Big Dams In The Himalayas

Particularly in quake-prone areas like the Himalayas, smaller dams could be cheaper and safer.

Risk Of HepE Outbreak “Very High” In Earthquake-Ravaged Nepal

Conditions created by the recent earthquake leave Nepal with a perfect storm for a hepatitis E outbreak, experts say.