2nd report in LFE series available: EERI/GEER Geotechnical Report, Tohoku Japan

September 9, 2011 by  
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Geotechnical Report The March 11, 2011, earthquake—one of the largest in recorded history worldwide—struck along the subduction zone interface plate boundary between the Pacific and North America plates. The earthquake was immediately followed by a large tsunami that inflicted widespread damage to...


FHWA/UJNR/EERI Reconnaissance Team for Bridge Damage Investigation

US Team W. Philip Yen, US side Chair of T/C G, Federal Highway Administration Ian Buckle, Professor, University of Nevada, Reno David Frost, Professor, Georgia Institute of Technology, Atlanta Lee Marsh, Senior Project Manager, Berger/ABAM Engineers, Seattle Shideh Dashti, Assistant Professor, University...


Shideh Dashti’s Geotechnical Observations from Trip to Sendai, Japan

June 7, 2011 by  
Filed under EERI Team Field Blog, Geotechnical, Structural, Tsunami

June 3, 2011: After meeting our Japanese colleagues on Friday, June 3rd at the hotel, we took the train from Narita Hilton Hotel to Tokyo and then Sendai. In Sendai, we first visited the Tohoku Regional Development Bureau (MLIT). They described the existing emergency response protocols for earthquake...


GEER: Google Earth & Reconnaissance Video

April 28, 2011 by  
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Google Earth file provided by GEER Google Earth File Contributing Authors (Alphabetical Order): Dong Youp Kwak – (University of California, Los Angeles, CA, USA) Jonathan Stewart – (University of California, Los Angeles, CA, USA) Youtube link for the GEER Advance Team Reconnaissance Video GEER...


Preliminary report on the 2011 Tohoku Earthquake

April 28, 2011 by  
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An EERI member, Prof. Izuru Takewaki of Kyoto University has just published a preliminary report on the 2011 Tohoku Earthquake. The report can be read from http://www.zju.edu.cn/jzus/download/earthquake.pdf


GEER: Geotechnical Reconnaissance of the 2011 Tohoku Earthquake

April 28, 2011 by  
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Follow the link to view a quick report from April 5, 2011 on: “Geotechnical Reconnaissance of the 2011 Tohoku (Japan) Earthquake” Contributing Authors: Scott Ashford – (Oregon State University, Corvallis, OR, USA) Ross Boulanger – (University of California, Davis, CA, USA) Jennifer...


Ground Motion Characteristics in Sendai during the 2011 off the Pacific Coast of Tohoku Earthquake

March 24, 2011 by  
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Comparison of 1978 Miyagiken Oki earthquake at the same observation point Masato Motosaka (Professor, Disaster Control Research Center, Tohoku University) Susumu Ohno(Assoc. Professor, DCRC, Tohoku University) Kazuya Mitsuji (Assoc. Professor, Yamagata University) Download report here


Annotated photos from Professor Kazuo Konagai

March 21, 2011 by  
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Professor Kazuo Konagai of the Institute of Industrial Science at the University of Tokyo has returned from a reconnaissance trip March 20 and 21 to the Kitakami inland basin north of Sendai in Iwate Prefecture. To view annotated images from his trip, visit http://www.everytrail.com/view_trip.php?trip_id=1008073&code=c5f0c0df5d0ef64de52cd8cacf49f37b....


Amateur video of liquefaction during EQ

March 16, 2011 by  
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