Preliminary GEER Lifelines Report from Russell A. Green, PhD, PE

From Russell A. Green at GEER: I surveyed damage in the epicentral region for the past two days (I arrived about 4 hrs after the earthquake). Power: […] power to the area was mostly restored by the time that I arrived there, so it was only for a few hours at most. Water: There was a water main...

Map of Damage in Fredericksburg, VA

August 26, 2011 by  
Filed under Maps & Records, Masonry, Non-structural, Structural

Map here, from this Patch article by Michael Theis. If you know of any similar maps, please let us know in the comments.

Building Damage

From: “5.9-Magnitude Earthquake Strikes East Coast”, New York Times, Katharine Q. Seelye In Mineral, Va., a town about of about 500 people located four miles from the quake’s center, residents reported extensive damage to items inside homes. China shattered and pictures fell off walls. From: “5.8...


August 25, 2011 by  
Filed under General Information, Non-structural, Structural

From: “Earthquake damage in D.C. will take time to assess”, Washington Post, Christian Davenport and Susan Svrluga In Fairfax County, principals at 74 schools reported some earthquake damage, spokesman Paul Regnier said. Each school was being inspected to determine whether repairs are needed....

Damage to Monuments

From: “Earthquake reported along the East Coast”, Washington Post The National Park Service says the Washington Monument may have suffered cracks near its top during Tuesday’s earthquake, and the monument could be closed indefinitely. Park service spokesman Bill Line said there appear to be cracks...