Useful Resources

Earthquake and Hazards Resources

Ministry of Home Affairs, Government of India

National Disaster Management Authority

Southern California Earthquake Center

Earthquake Engineering Research Institute (EERI)

Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA)

Incorporated Research Institute for Seismology (IRIS) Earthquake Seismic Monitor

Multidisciplinary Center for Earthquake Engineering Research (MCEER)

National Information Center of Earthquake Engineering at IIT Kanpur (NICEE), INDIA

National Information Service for Earthquake Engineering

National Hazards Center, Boulder CO

The Pacific Earthquake Engineering Research Center

USGS Earthquake Hazards Programme

World Seismic Safety Initiative (WWSI)

The Seismological Society of America

Amateur Seismic Center

Online Courses on Disaster Preparedness



This multi year project funded by the US Agency for International Development (USAID) was designed to improve earthquake safety in several major cities in India. In particular, it addressed the vital issue of the earthquake safety performance of “lifeline buildings” (i.e., important facilities) in Delhi. GeoHazards Society supported Geohazards International in the project for building capacities in the Government of Delhi in Retrofitting of Lifeline Buildings. Experts in retrofitting guided engineers of the Delhi PWD in assessing and developing retrofit designs for five lifeline buildings selected by the Government of Delhi.

Report on Divisional Commissioners Office Complex

Report on Guru Tegh Bahadur Hospital

Report on Delhi Police Headquarters (Multi-Story Office Building)

Report on Delhi Secretariat (Dilli Sachivalaya)

Report on The Earthquake Risk Reduction Process at Ludlow Castle School

Non-Structural mitigation inventory report – Government School, Ludlow Castle

Report on schools selected for seismic retrofitting in each district of Delhi 

Document on Attenuation Relationships: By Prof I M Idriss

GeoHazards International and GeoHazards Society worked closely with Bechtel Foundation to improve School Safety in Gurgaon, India. A few of the Training resources developed for school safety under the programme are below.

GHI Instructor Guide for Student Sensitization

GHI Instructor Guide for Teachers Sensitization

GHI Instructor Guide for Volunteer Training Course

GHI Student Guide for Volunteer Training Course