Reconnaissance Briefing and Live Webcast on the South Napa Earthquake

September 10, 2014 by  
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On Monday, September 15, 2014 the Earthquake Engineering Research Institute (EERI) and the Pacific Earthquake Engineering Research Center (PEER) will cohost a reconnaissance briefing of preliminary observations from the August 24, 2014 South Napa Earthquake.

View the presentation slides and briefing recording

Date: Monday, September 15, 2014
Location: Room 310, Sutardja Dai Hall (CITRIS), UC Berkeley
Time: 12:00 pm – 1:45 pm, Pacific Daylight Time

Topics and Speakers:

  • Welcome – Jay Berger, EERI and Stephen Mahin, PEER
  • Reconnaissance and Clearinghouse Overview – Marko Schotanus, Rutherford+Chekene & EERI
  • Seismology and GeoScience – Timothy Dawson, California Geological Survey
  • Geotechnical Engineering – Jonathan Bray, UC Berkeley, GEER, & PEER
  • Structures – Andre Barbosa, Oregon State University, PEER, & EERI
  • Business Interruption and Resilience – Ibrahim Almufti, Arup, & EERI
  • Lifelines – Charles Scawthorn, PEER, SPA Risk, EERI, & TCLEE
  • Bridges – Abolhassan Astaneh-Asl, UC Berkeley
  • Q&A

Two ways to attend:

If you are unable to attend, a recording of this briefing along with presentation slides will be posted within a few days of the briefing at the virtual clearinghouse website:

About EERI & PEER:

The Earthquake Engineering Research Institute is a national, nonprofit, multi-disciplinary technical society of experts dedicated to reducing earthquake risk by (1) advancing the science and practice of earthquake engineering, (2) improving understanding of the impact of earthquakes on the physical, social, economic, political, and cultural environment, and (3) advocating comprehensive and realistic measures for reducing the harmful effects of earthquakes.  EERI members include engineers, geoscientists, architects, planners, public officials, and social scientists, who are researchers, practicing professionals, educators, government officials, and building code regulators.  More information at

The Pacific Earthquake Engineering Research Center (PEER) is a multi-institutional research and education center with headquarters at the University of California, Berkeley. PEER contributes to research programs focused on performance-based earthquake engineering in disciplines including structural and geotechnical engineering, geology/seismology, lifelines, transportation, risk management, and public policy. More information at


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