August 29, 2016: Lionrock Poised to Hit Tohoku, Italy Ignores Quake Risk and Watching the Nankai Trough Very, Very Closely 

Risk Science: What You Need to Read Today

Typhoon Lionrock to Hit Japan’s Tohoku, Site of 2011 Tsunami


Lionrock is the 10th typhoon of the season, and is set to be the fourth to make landfall in Japan this year.

When The Biggest Earthquake Ever Recorded Hit Chile, It Rocked The World


What became known as the Great Chilean Earthquake revealed something new about the planet.

Nankai Trough Seabed to Be Constantly Watched

Japan News

Japan will constantly monitor seabed movement off the Kii Peninsula from next fiscal year in preparation for a massive quake in the Nankai Trough .

The Deep-Sea ‘Weather Bomb’ That Shook the Planet – And What it Reveals About Earth’s Interior


Scientists have detected S waves for the first time, thanks to a ‘weather bomb’ off the coast of Greenland.

Risk Business: What You Need to Read Today

Lack of Italy Earthquake Coverage Limits Insurers’ Losses


The new quake raises again the question of compulsory insurance in one of Europe’s most disaster-impacted countries.

Quake-Prone Italian Towns Have Not Bothered to Protect Their Buildings

The Economist

The government offers incentives to earthquake-proof homes, but few take them up.

In Louisiana, the Political Mess May Outlast the Flood


A feud over federal relief looms in Washington, but first the country just needs to pay attention.

US Election: Nobody is Talking About Climate Change

FT (sub may be required)

People are afraid that doing something about global warming will make them poorer.

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