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Characterization of Earthquake Damage and Effects Using Social Media Data


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People in the locality of earthquakes are publishing anecdotal information about the shaking within seconds of their occurrences via social network technologies, such as Twitter. In contrast, depending on the size and location of the earthquake, scientific alerts can take between two to twenty minutes to publish. The goals of this project are to assess earthquake damage and effects information, as impacts unfold, by leveraging expeditious, free and ubiquitous social-media data to enhance our response to earthquake damage and effects. Principal Investigator : Michelle Guy, Paul S Earle Cooperator/Partner : Scott R Horvath, Douglas Bausch, Gregory M Smoczyk The project leverages an existing system that performs data acquisition from [...]

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Develop process to characterize earthquake damage with image data for research/emergency response – scalable to other hazards (floods)

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