I have been working on a project over the last couple of years in my role as a Data Scientist at New Light Technologies to develop a model that predicts damages to structures in near-real-time following earthquakes in the USA using nationwide building centroids and Hazus damage functions.

Hazus is a risk model for earthquakes, floods tsunamis, and hurricanes and is the authoritative voice for predicted impacts following one of these major events. To learn more about Hazus, you can read about it directly from the Hazus program’s website.

This blog post describes the methodology and supplemental data sets used…

Madeline Jones

Madeline is a Data Scientist at New Light Technologies with 5+ years of experience working in Natural Hazards and Disaster Response.

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