5th report in LFE series available: EERI/ERI/ITST Report on the Tsunami

November 9, 2011 by  
Filed under General Information, Tsunami

The 5th report in the LFE Series on the March 11, 2011, Japan earthquake and tsunami is a 15-page article focusing on the tsunami impacts in Miyagi and Iwate Prefectures as well as the Pacific Basin, co-authored by members of EERI, Earthquake Research Institute (Japan), and International Tsunami Survey...


3rd report in LFE series available–EERI/ASCE report on tsunami effects on structures

September 29, 2011 by  
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The American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE) sponsored several reconnaissance teams to survey effects of the great East Japan earthquake and Tohoku tsunami. The first of these was the tsunami team, led by Gary Chock, which traveled to Japan from April 15 to May 1, 2011, and focused on tsunami effects...


Observations from August 2011 Trip by Rick Wilson

September 29, 2011 by  
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This “travel blog” was created during a recent trip to the Tohoku region of Japan where Rick Wilson of the California Geological Survey was part of a field team organized and funded by the U.S. Geological Survey. This blog has been tailored to both scientists and the general public to give a “first...


Summary of the Field Survey and Research on “The 2011 off the Pacific coast of Tohoku Earthquake”

Preliminary Report now available from the Building Research Institute and the National Institute for Land and Infrastructure Management, entitled “The 2011 off the Pacific coast of Tohoku Earthquake” (the Great East Japan Earthquake)”, September 2011. Read it here. Summary below: In...


Effects of the 2011 Tohoku Japan Earthquake on Steel Structures

US Team James M. Ricles, Professor, Lehigh University, Bethlehem, PA, USA (Group Leader) Dimitrios G. Lignos, Assistant Professor, McGill University, Montreal, Canada Jay Love, Degenkolb Engineers, San Francisco, CA, USA Japan Team Mitsumasa Midorikawa, Professor, Hokkaido University, Japan Taichiro...


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...


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...


ASCE Tsunami Team Blog

May 26, 2011 by  
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Click HERE to view a blog maintained by Gary Chock, team leader of an ASCE group investigating tsunami damage on structures.


Japan Reconnaissance Photos by Lori Dengler

May 10, 2011 by  
Filed under EERI Team Field Blog, Tsunami

Credits: Lori Dengler View PicasaWeb Album   https://picasaweb.google.com/105862892016189181305/TohokuOkiEarthquakeAndTsunami?authkey=Gv1sRgCLvZ4fr9otPZJw&feat=email#


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