EERI Briefing Videos About Nepal Earthquake Now Online

July 29, 2015 by  
Filed under EERI Updates, General Information

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An EERI Briefing video series about the April 25, 2015 Nepal Earthquake is now available online. The video playlist features an introduction on EERI’s response to the event, presentations in different topic areas by each member of the reconnaissance team that visited Nepal in June, and a summary of the mission’s findings. Briefing videos range in duration from 10 to 35 minutes, and can be watched individually or in a series.

Scroll down this page to view individual videos, or watch on EERI’s Vimeo channel
(For best image quality while viewing on Vimeo, EERI recommends that you watch in High Definition, by clicking the HD button on the bottom right corner of the video window.)

EERI’s reconnaissance team has opened a period for questions regarding any of the briefing videos, or the mission as a whole, with answers to be posted on a page of the Nepal Earthquake Virtual Clearinghouse. Submit your questions to the team before Wednesday, August 19, 2015, by emailing EERI Program Manager Heidi Tremayne at heidi@eeri.org

As part of EERI’s Learning from Earthquakes program, a 13-member international team of experts visited urban and rural sites in Nepal following the M7.8 earthquake on April 25, 2015. Working in partnership with Nepal’s National Society for Earthquake Technology (NSET), and coordinating with nearly 30 other reconnaissance efforts, EERI’s multidisciplinary team examined topic areas that included seismology and ground motion; building performance; healthcare facility performance; societal, psychological, and cultural factors; geotechnical engineering and geosciences; emergency response; performance of cultural heritage structures; building codes; lifelines; and community resilience. The briefing videos represent the first published findings from the EERI team.

Team co-leader Bret Lizundia and team members Judy Mitrani-Reiser and Courtney Welton-Mitchell will also present findings at a live briefing and webinar cohosted by EERI with the Pacific Earthquake Engineering Research Center (PEER) and the Geotechnical Extreme Events Reconnaissance (GEER) Association on Thursday, August 13, 2015, 11:45 a.m.–1:45 p.m. (Pacific time). Read more about how to attend on the PEER website.

A full EERI report of findings and follow-up activities from the Nepal Earthquake will be issued in the fall.

EERI Briefing videos on the Nepal Earthquake Reconnaissance Mission

View entire playlist (Vimeo)
(For best image quality while viewing on Vimeo, EERI recommends that you watch in High Definition, by clicking the HD button on the bottom right corner of the video window.)


Introduction to the EERI Learning From Earthquakes Briefing Videos (Summary of the reconnaissance team objectives, methodology, unique features, and team members)
— Bret Lizundia
Slide set download (PDF)



Brief Introduction to Nepal and the Earthquake (Summary of Nepal’s geology, geography, physiographic regions, earthquake hazard, demographics, and earthquake impacts)
— Surya Shrestha
Slide set download (PDF)



Seismicity and Ground Motions
— Kishor Jaiswal
Slide set download (PDF)



Building Performance Part I: Building Type Overview, RC Frame with Masonry Infill, and Wood Frame
— Hemant Kaushik
Slide set download (PDF)


Building Performance Part II: URM Bearing Wall Buildings, Postearthquake Safety Evaluation, Barricades/Shoring, School Retrofits
— Bret Lizundia
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Performance of Healthcare Facilities
— Judy Mitrani-Reiser and Hari Kumar
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Social, Psychological and Cultural Factors
— Courtney Welton-Mitchell
Slide set download (PDF)


Geosciences
— Jan Kupec
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Emergency Response
— Ganesh Kumar Jimee
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Performance of Cultural Heritage Structures
— Suraj Shrestha
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Building Codes
— John Bevington
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Lifelines
— Rachel Davidson
Slide set download (PDF)


Resilience and Community Case Studies
— Chris Poland
Slide set download (PDF)


Summary of Findings
— Bret Lizundia
Slide set download (PDF)

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