EERI Plans


EERI is coordinating closely with researchers and EERI members at the Middle East Technical University (METU) to investigate impacts associated with the Eastern Turkey earthquake of October 23rd. EERI members Ahyan Irfanoglu of Purdue University and Khalid Mosalam of UC Berkeley are traveling to Turkey this week to join METU teams in the field. Ricardo Hernandez of Degenkolb was already in Istanbul and will be joining from there. EERI members Rafael Alaluf of EQRM International and Cemalettin Donmez of Izmir Institute of Technology will also be joining the team in the field. Reports from the field will be posted to the clearinghouse EERI has created for this event at http://www.eqclearinghouse.org/2011-10-23-eastern-turkey/.

Travel support has been provided by NEEScomm, Degenkolb and the Global Facility for Disaster Risk Reduction of the World Bank.