EERI LFE Committee Preliminary Reconnaissance Observations

April 15, 2014 by  
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The EERI Learning from Earthquakes (LFE) Committee, led by chair Ken Elwood (M. EERI, 1994), reached out to colleagues in Chile to compile this article for the EERI membership that summarizes their initial observations from the April 1, 2014 M8.2 earthquake and tsunami. This article is compiled by Juan...


Preliminary Observations by Montalva and Cerda at Universidad de Concepción

April 15, 2014 by  
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Contributed by: Gonzalo A. Montalva and Fernando A. Cerda Universidad de Concepción Although the 8.2 Mw that struck Iquique this past April 1st was less energetic than the 2010 Maule EQ, the available records show the same surface intensity demand for similar site conditions. The geotechnical and...


EERI Launches Clearinghouse & Invites Expert Input

April 3, 2014 by  
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EERI is closely monitoring the recent earthquake activity in Chile, including the effects of the M8.2 earthquake and tsunami on April 1st, and several strong aftershocks. The Learning from Earthquakes Executive Committee, under the direction of its new chair, Ken Elwood, met yesterday to determine EERI’s...