Early Analysis of the Hokkaido Earthquake

Woody has prepared two early reports on the Hokkaido Earthquake on 6 September 2018. Preliminary ReportDownload Photographic AnalysisDownload TOKYO (Reuters) - A powerful earthquake paralyzed Japan’s northern island of Hokkaido on Thursday, killing at least seven people, triggering landslides and knocking out power to its 5.3 million residents.The death toll from the 6.7-magnitude, pre-dawn quake [...]

A Safer World

I am a long time resident of Japan, engaged in probabilistic risk assessment, or PRA. For almost 30 years I have helped engineers, scientists, and policy makers to understand the inherent risks of dangerous activities in areas such as aerospace, oil and gas, chemical weapon disposal, transportation, and, of course, nuclear power generation. I have [...]