EERI Special Earthquake Report now available

October 20, 2014 by  
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A 28-page multi-disciplinary report is now available that describes the findings of members of the Earthquake Engineering Research Institute (EERI) and their colleagues who conducted reconnaissance through the California Earthquake Clearinghouse. The main chapters of the report include Clearinghouse Operations, Geosciences, Geotechnical Engineering, Lifelines, Performance of Structures, Emergency Response and Economic Impact.

Download the report:
EERI Special Earthquake Report on the M 6.0 South Napa Earthquake of August 24, 2014 (4MB pdf)
A print version with higher resolution will be posted for download on the preliminary reports page.

The California Earthquake Clearinghouse is managed by the California Geological Survey (CGS), EERI, the United States Geological Survey (USGS), the California Office of Emergency Services (CalOES), and the California Seismic Safety Commission (CSSC). Many other organizations participated in reconnaissance activities including, Geotechnical Extreme Events Reconnaissance (GEER) Association; Pacific Earthquake Engineering Research Center (PEER); California Department of Transportation (Caltrans); the American Society of Civil Engineers’ Technical Council on Lifeline Earthquake Engineering (TCLEE); and the Structural Engineers Association of California’s Post-Disaster Performance Observation Committee.

The EERI Reconnaissance Leader, Marko Schotanus, coordinated reconnaissance efforts and led the development of this summary report as well as the EERI briefing (hosted jointly with PEER). The following members served as Disciplinary Leads to coordinate the compilation of observations in their topic area for both the briefing and this report: Ibrahim Almufti, Andre Barbosa, Jonathan Bray, Timothy Dawson, Joshua Marrow, Mike Mieler, Charles Scawthorn, and Mark Yashinsky. Each of the leads worked together with numerous other reconnaissance volunteers to incorporate a broad spectrum of observations.

EERI’s coordinating role as a part of the California Earthquake Clearinghouse was made possible by funding from FEMA. This report was published as part of EERI’s Learning from Earthquakes Program.


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