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In Harm's Way does research in Indonesia, Mexico, and Utah.  Future projects will be located in Japan, Turkey, India and Taiwan.


The Guerrero Coast of Mexico currently faces a huge seismic and tsunami risk. We work with geoscientists at the National Autonomous University of Mexico (UNAM) to make a historical record of tsunamis in the area, create tsunami hazard maps, and train students, researchers, professors and government officials in Mexico City how to apply the three pillars of natural hazard mitigation and methods practiced by In Harm's Way.



The Wasatch Fault in the Salt Lake City area is loaded with enough energy to produce a magnitude 7.0 earthquake. This earthquake will happen, and poses a looming hazard to the region. Many schools, households, and critical facilities will be damaged and thousands of lives lost. We cannot stop the earthquake from happening, but we can reduce its disaster potential through guided preparedness.  In Harm's Way is involved in several grassroots efforts to reduce the disaster potential of this event. We have made over 60 presentations to community and government organizations about the risk and how to reduce losses. Most importantly we are involved in implementation process in several Wasatch Front communities. 


Indonesia, one of the most densely populated places on the planet, is also home to most of the earth's earthquakes, tsunamis, and explosive volcanic eruptions. In Harm's Way is investigating the geohazard risks Indonesia faces. We have saved thousands of lives through the risk reduction process.  

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In 2010 the capital city of Haiti was struck by a powerful earthquake that may have claimed over 300,000 lives. In Harm's Way is helping the local people build-back-better by training how to use seismic design techniques with locally available flexible materials such as bamboo. 

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