Hazus is a nationally applicable standardized methodology that contains models for estimating potential losses from earthquakes, floods and hurricanes. Hazus uses Geographic Information Systems (GIS) technology to estimate physical, economic and social impacts of disasters. It graphically illustrates the limits of identified high-risk locations due to earthquake, hurricane and floods. Users can then visualize the spatial relationships between populations and other more permanently fixed geographic assets or resources for the specific hazard being modeled, a crucial function in the pre-disaster planning process.

Hazus 4.2 is here!
FEMA’s nationally applicable, standardized methodology that contains models for estimating potential losses from earthquakes, floods, hurricane winds, and tsunamis has been upgraded to version 4.2. Hazus 4.2 is now compatible with ArcGIS 10.5.1.
Hazus 4.2 Service Pack 2 Software Update
The Hazus Team has released the latest update to Hazus 4.2 software! This update accomplishes the following improvements: Earthquake losses support the incorporation of soil amplification with USGS probabilistic ground motions The Advanced Engineering Building Module (AEBM) processing time is substantially optimized to support large (>1,000) record sets Users can now select USGS scenario ShakeMaps directly from the hazard selection menu ShakeMap ground motion data draw faster and are mapped according to official USGS color ramps User-friendly guidance is provided for importing flood hazard data
Hazus Tsunami Module Released as part of Hazus 4.0 release
The Tsunami Module represents the first new disaster module for the Hazus software in almost 15 years and is the culmination of work completed on the Hazus Tsunami Methodology Development (FEMA, 2013) by a team of tsunami experts, engineers, modelers, emergency planners, economists, social scientists, geographic information system (GIS) analysts, and software developers. A Tsunami Oversight Committee provided technical direction and review of the methodology development.


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