EERI/ISSS Team: Government and Community Response

Our US EERI Social Science and Government Inspection Team is multidisciplinary with collaboration between researchers and practitioners. It is interesting to note the majority of this EERI team are women compared to other professional reconnaissance teams in the field. US EERI Social Science Team in...


1994 Northridge & 1995 Kobe earthquakes: comparative study

April 4, 2011 by  
Filed under Social & Economic Impacts

A web publication for a long-term recovery comparative study of the Northridge and Kobe earthquakes is available for download, showing useful lessons that can be learned from these past earthquakes: Opportunity in Chaos: Rebuilding After the 1994 Northridge and 1995 Kobe Earthquakes Robert B. Olshansky,...


Initial Costs, summarized by Laurie Johnson

March 30, 2011 by  
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The Japanese government (Bank of Japan) has estimated the total direct damage (mainly the damage to structures and infrastructure) at 16 – 25 trillion yen (US$ 197 – 308 billion), making this the costliest natural disaster in Japan’s and the world’s history (see link to Reuters article 1...


Andrew Rivkin, NY Times: Varied Costs of Catastrophe

March 30, 2011 by  
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Article: http://dotearth.blogs.nytimes.com/2011/03/29/the-varied-costs-of-catastrophe/