Learning from Earthquakes: First person reports


Preliminary Field Report – Matt Eatherton

September 1, 2011 by  
Filed under EERI Team Field Blog

Field Notes: Matt Eatherton Notes on people’s responses and reactions The earthquake was on Tuesday, by Wednesday, the Louisa County offices had about 200 reports of damaged buildings.  The Louisa EOC and building inspection department inspected many of those buildings on Wednesday.  A hotline was...


Damage to Fire Station & Gilboa Church

September 1, 2011 by  
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Fire Station Damage –201 1st Street, Mineral, VA (PHOTO CREDIT: Eatherton) The fire fighters described a ripple in the floor during the earthquake.  The fire station was built in three parts.  The back part was built in 1975, the middle part was 1950’s and the front part with the main truck...