Episode 1 – Estimated Annualized Earthquake Losses: Potential Impacts and Costs of Earthquakes

In this episode, guest host Althea Rizzo leads a discussion of the 2023 Hazus Estimated Annualized Earthquake Losses report, which provides a nation-wide view of rising earthquake risk and potential losses—information that can help disaster planners identify priorities, guide decision-making, and draw attention to the need for mitigation and recovery planning.

Jesse Rozelle is the Program Manager for the Natural Hazards Risk Assessment Program (NHRAP) within the Federal Emergency Management Agency.  FEMA’s NHRAP team serve as subject matter experts in the development of methodological guidance, datasets, and risk assessment tools (including Hazus and the National Risk Index) for supporting emergency management and risk reduction decision making.  He was one of the co-principal Investigators of the Hazus Estimated Annualized Earthquake Losses report, published in April this year.

Kishor Jaiswal is Chief of the Engineering and Risk Project at the U.S. Geological Survey. As a research structural engineer, he leads the development of earthquake risk products for buildings and critical infrastructure, including casualty and economic loss estimation models. He was one of the principal Investigators of the Hazus Estimated Annualized Earthquake Losses report.

Althea Rizzo is the Geologic Hazards Program Coordinator at the Oregon Department of Emergency Management. She manages the state’s Earthquake, Tsunami and Volcano Program, including emergency planning, preparedness, response, mitigation, and public education. Her responsibilities range from serving on advisory boards and legislative task forces, to identifying vulnerabilities and developing programs to address them.

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