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News — 18 April, 2016

Latest Update: Earthquakes in Japan and Ecuador

Ecuador: An earthquake of magnitude 7.8 hit the coastal region of Ecuador on April 16th. This major event was followed by several aftershocks. HOT is currently at "Moderate Event (Local Leadership)" status and is continuing to monitor the situation and await more guidance from colleagues in Ecuador.Japan: On April 14th and 15th, several earthquakes hit Kumamoto Japan. Our colleagues at Crisis Mappers Japan (http://crisismappers.jp/) are taking the lead on mapping the affected areas in OpenStreetMap. Several members of Crisis Mappers Japan traveled to Kumamoto this weekend to assess data needs. HOT is monitoring the situation and will provide additional support as needed.

ECUADOR

An earthquake of magnitude 7.8 hit the coastal region of Ecuador on April 16th. This major event was followed by several aftershocks. HOT is currently at "Moderate Event (Local Leadership)" status and is continuing to monitor the situation and await more guidance from colleagues in Ecuador.

 

Learn to map: http://www.mapgive.state.gov/learn-to-map/

Help map: http://tasks.hotosm.org/?sort_by=priority&direction=asc&search=earthquake+in+ecuador

Find out more: http://wiki.openstreetmap.org/wiki/2016_Ecuador_earthquake

 

 

JAPAN

On April 14th and 15th, several earthquakes hit Kumamoto Japan. Our colleagues at Crisis Mappers Japan (http://crisismappers.jp/) are taking the lead on mapping the affected areas in OpenStreetMap. Several members of Crisis Mappers Japan traveled to Kumamoto this weekend to assess data needs. HOT is monitoring the situation and will provide additional support as needed.

 

Learn to map: http://www.mapgive.state.gov/learn-to-map/

Help map: http://tasks.hotosm.org/?sort_by=priority&direction=asc&search=japan

Find out more (in Japanese): http://wiki.openstreetmap.org/wiki/JA:2016_Kumamoto_earthquake