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 […]

A new approach to risk consulting

Since 2012, ABS Consulting (ABSG Consulting), Appendix R Solutions (ARS), Curtiss-Wright, and RIZZO Associates have been working together to provide fire prevention and analysis services; seismic, flooding, and other external hazards evaluations; and full-scope Probabilistic Risk Assessment (PRA) services. These world-class organizations are collaborating to provide quality solutions to emerging needs and new regulatory requirements. […]