Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation

  • Volcano - Cotopaxi, Ecuador

    30 minutes ago WARNING

  • Highwind - Advisory (Hawaiian Islands)

    35 minutes ago ADVISORY

  • Highwind - Warning (Hawaiian Islands)

    35 minutes ago WARNING

  • Earthquake - 5.3 - northern Mid-Atlantic Ridge

    41 minutes ago ADVISORY

  • Volcano - Semeru, Indonesia

    1 hour ago WARNING

  • Volcano - Reventador, Ecuador

    1 hour ago WARNING

  • Snowfall - Creston, British Columbia, Canada

    1 hour ago WARNING

  • Winter Storm - Western, United States

    1 hour ago WARNING

  • Volcano - Fuego, Guatemala

    1 hour ago WARNING

  • Tropical Cyclone - Mandous

    2 hours ago WARNING

  • Volcano - Popocatepetl, Mexico

    3 hours ago WARNING

  • Earthquake - 5.8 - 14 km NW of Ciranjang-hilir, Indonesia

    12 hours ago WATCH

  • Earthquake - 5.5 - 9 km E of Tsurib, Russia

    6 hours ago WARNING

  • Earthquake - 5.1 - 140 km NE of Hihifo, Tonga

    3 hours ago ADVISORY

  • Extreme Cold - Attawapiskat, Ontario, Canada

    3 hours ago WARNING

  • Wildfire - NW of State of Queensland, Queensland, Australia

    3 hours ago INFORMATION

  • Wildfire - SE of Jilkminggan, Northern Territory, Australia

    3 hours ago INFORMATION

  • Rainfall - Sept-Iles, Québec, Canada

    3 hours ago WARNING

  • Volcano - Sabancaya, Peru

    4 hours ago ADVISORY

  • Earthquake - 5.1 - Taiwan

    20 hours ago ADVISORY

  • Rainfall - S of Antigonish, Nova Scotia, Canada

    4 hours ago WARNING

  • Volcano - Sangay, Ecuador

    5 hours ago WARNING

  • Earthquake - 5.5 - 174 km W of Abepura, Indonesia

    8 hours ago WATCH

  • Wildfire - S of Diapaga, Tapoa, Burkina Faso

    7 hours ago INFORMATION

  • Wildfire - N of Ouadda, Haute, Kotto, Central African Republic

    7 hours ago INFORMATION

  • Wildfire - NE of Ndele, Bamingui, Bangoran, Central African Republic

    7 hours ago INFORMATION

  • Wildfire - NW of Ndele, Bamingui-Bangoran, Central African Republic

    7 hours ago INFORMATION

  • Wildfire - N of Zemio, Haut-Mbomou, Central African Republic

    7 hours ago INFORMATION

  • Wildfire - N of Zemio, Haut-Mbomou, Central African Republic

    7 hours ago INFORMATION

  • Volcano - Aira, Japan

    8 hours ago WARNING

  • Volcano - Nevado del Ruiz, Colombia

    8 hours ago WARNING

  • Storms - South Africa

    9 hours ago WARNING

  • Storms - Brunei

    9 hours ago WARNING

  • Storms - Singapore

    9 hours ago WARNING

  • Landslides - Risaralda Department, Colombia

    9 hours ago WARNING

  • Extreme Cold - Fort Chipewyan, Alberta, Canada

    9 hours ago WARNING

  • Flood - Parana Basin, Paraguay and Cuiaba Rivers, Brazil and Bolivia

    10 hours ago WARNING

  • Flood - SE of Mahakam Basin, Indonesia

    10 hours ago WARNING

  • Flood - Ca Mau, Cà Mau, Vietnam

    10 hours ago WARNING

  • Flood - N of Rosario, Entre Ríos and Santa Fe, Argentina

    10 hours ago WARNING

  • Wildfire - NE of Ushuaia, Tierra del Fuego, Argentina

    12 hours ago INFORMATION

  • Wildfire - E of Bermejo, Tarija, Bolivia

    12 hours ago INFORMATION

  • Fog - Kitchener, Ontario, Canada

    14 hours ago ADVISORY

  • Extreme Cold - Norman Wells, Northwest Territories, Canada

    15 hours ago WARNING

  • High Wind - Tofino, British Columbia, Canada

    15 hours ago WARNING

  • Wildfire - SE of Mount Surprise, Queensland, Australia

    15 hours ago INFORMATION

  • Extreme Cold - Thompson, Manitoba, Canada

    15 hours ago WARNING

  • Storms - Southern Portugal

    16 hours ago WARNING

  • Floods - Central Peru

    17 hours ago WARNING

  • Volcano - San Miguel, El Salvador

    1 day ago ADVISORY

  • Earthquake - 5.4 - 178 km SE of Gizo, Solomon Islands

    17 hours ago ADVISORY

  • Storms - Brazil

    17 hours ago WARNING

  • Landslides - Central Vietnam

    17 hours ago WARNING

  • Flood - NE of Dolores, Buenos Aires, Argentina

    17 hours ago WARNING

  • Flood - Nile Basin, Egypt

    17 hours ago WARNING

  • Flood - New Amsterdam, Mahaica-Berbice, Guyana

    17 hours ago WARNING

  • Flood - SW of Nueve de Julio, Buenos Aires, Argentina

    17 hours ago WARNING

  • Flood - Machilipatnam, Andhra Pradesh, Puducherry and Telangana, India

    17 hours ago WARNING

  • Flood - W of Merauke, Papua, Indonesia

    17 hours ago WARNING

  • Flood - S of Matamoros, Tamaulipas, Mexico

    17 hours ago WARNING

  • Flood - Ganges Basin, China, India and Nepal

    17 hours ago WARNING

  • Flood - Salween Basin, S of Salween River, China, India and Myanmar

    17 hours ago WARNING

  • Tornado - Yogyakarta, Bantul Regency, Indonesia

    17 hours ago INFORMATION

  • Flood - N of Baoshan, Qinghai, Xizang and Yunnan, China

    17 hours ago WARNING

  • Flood - SE of Jinzhou, Liaoning, China

    17 hours ago WARNING

  • Flood - SE of Shatt Al Arab Basin, Iran and Iraq

    17 hours ago WARNING

  • Flood - NE of Sumbawanga, Rukwa, Tanzania

    17 hours ago WARNING

  • Drought - High Plains United States

    17 hours ago WARNING

  • Drought - Northwestern United States

    17 hours ago WARNING

  • Drought - Southwestern United States

    17 hours ago WARNING

  • Drought - Hawaii, United States

    17 hours ago WARNING

  • Drought - Federated States of Micronesia

    17 hours ago WARNING

  • Drinking Water - SE of Prince Albert, Saskatchewan, Canada

    19 hours ago ADVISORY

  • Wildfire - N of Obo, Haut, Mbomou, Central African Republic

    19 hours ago INFORMATION

  • Wildfire - NE of Ndele, Bamingui, Bangoran, Central African Republic

    19 hours ago INFORMATION

  • Wildfire - SW of Aweil, North Bahr-al-Ghazal, South Sudan

    19 hours ago INFORMATION

  • Wildfire - SW of Aweil, North Bahr-al-Ghazal, South Sudan

    19 hours ago INFORMATION

  • Wildfire - NW of Aweil, North Bahr-al-Ghazal, South Sudan

    19 hours ago INFORMATION

  • Wildfire - SE of Birao, Vakaga, Central African Republic

    19 hours ago INFORMATION

  • Landslides - Ishikawa, Japan

    19 hours ago WARNING

  • Storms - Vietnam

    20 hours ago WARNING

  • Drought - Eastern Africa

    20 hours ago WARNING

  • Earthquake - 5.2 - Luzon, Philippines

    23 hours ago ADVISORY

  • Volcano - Sheveluch, Russia

    1 day ago ADVISORY

  • Extreme Heat - Uruguay

    1 day ago WARNING

  • Storms - North Island, New Zealand

    1 day ago WARNING

  • Storms - Sri Lanka

    1 day ago WARNING

  • Avalanche - Colorado, United States

    1 day ago WARNING

  • Winter Storm - Southern Finland

    1 day ago WARNING

  • Flood - Volga Basin, Russia and Kazakhstan

    1 day ago WARNING

  • Flood - E of Daan, Jilin, China

    1 day ago WARNING

  • Flood - Pallasovka, Volgograd, Russia

    1 day ago WARNING

  • Flood - Huai He Basin, N of Huai He River, China

    1 day ago WARNING

  • Flood - La Paz, Baja California, Baja California Sur and Sonora, Mexico

    1 day ago WARNING

  • Flood - Balancan, Tabasco, Mexico

    1 day ago WARNING

  • Flood - SE of Viseu, Pará, Brazil

    1 day ago WARNING

  • Flood - W of Parnaiba, Piauí, Brazil

    1 day ago WARNING

  • Flood - E of Baoding, Hebei, China

    1 day ago WARNING

  • Flood - E of Guayaquil, Guayas, Ecuador

    1 day ago WARNING

  • Flood - Yancheng, East China

    1 day ago WARNING

  • Volcano - Villarrica, Chile

    1 day ago ADVISORY

  • Earthquake - 5.5 - Mid-Indian Ridge

    1 day ago WATCH

  • Volcano - Mauna Loa, United States

    4 days ago ADVISORY

  • Drought - Tuvalu

    1 day ago WARNING

  • Extreme Heat - Northern Territory, Australia

    1 day ago WARNING

  • Extreme Heat - Western Australia

    1 day ago WARNING

  • Floods - Central Vietnam

    1 day ago INFORMATION

  • Extreme Heat - Southern Vietnam

    1 day ago WARNING

  • Storms - Eastern Malaysia

    1 day ago WARNING

  • Storms - Peninsular Malaysia

    1 day ago WARNING

  • Storms - Southern India

    1 day ago WARNING

  • Volcano - Taal, Philippines

    2 days ago WARNING

  • Drought - South Korea

    2 days ago WARNING

  • Extreme Heat - Queensland, Australia

    2 days ago WARNING

  • Storms - Southern Italy

    2 days ago WARNING

  • Extreme Heat - South Australia

    2 days ago WARNING

  • Cholera - Haiti

    1 week ago WARNING

  • Floods - Johannesburg City, South Africa

    2 days ago INFORMATION

  • Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19) - Europe

    7 months ago WARNING

  • Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19) - Africa

    7 months ago WARNING

  • Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19) - Middle East

    7 months ago WARNING

  • Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19) - North America

    7 months ago WARNING

  • Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19) - Asia Pacific

    7 months ago WARNING

  • Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19) - Latin America/Caribbean

    7 months ago WARNING

  • Ebola Virus - Uganda

    1 month ago WARNING

  • Ebola Virus - Eastern Democratic Republic of the Congo

    3 months ago WARNING

  • Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19) - Hawaii

    7 months ago WARNING

January 10, 2015

Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) Uses Hazard Mapping and Risk & Vulnerability Assessment

The Asia-Pacific region is especially vulnerable to natural disasters, and experts say the frequency of disaster events in the region is likely to increase due to growing urban populations, climate change, and unsustainable land use practices. Hazard mapping and risk and vulnerability assessments can help officials understand exposure and lead to risk-reduction measures that promote better planning and mitigation.

In 2010, more than 50 international attendees representing Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) member economies participated in a Workshop on Hazard Mapping and Risk and Vulnerability Assessment, which was co-organized by PDC and funded through USAID and APEC. Attendees were introduced to key concepts of hazard mapping and were then guided through applied activities such as creating hazard profiles, evaluating risk and potential impacts, developing risk-related messages for specific audiences, and analyzing data using GIS technology. The workshop helped increase the capacity of APEC economies to assess risk and prioritize mitigation efforts to reduce loss of life and damage to infrastructure.

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