EERI Reconnaissance Team Report on the Nepal Earthquake is now available

May 18, 2016 by  
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A new special report, EERI Earthquake Reconnaissance Team Report: M7.8 Gorkha, Nepal Earthquake on April 25, 2015 and its Aftershocks, is now available for download: Download the EERI Earthquake Reconnaissance Team Report (18 MB PDF) The 185-page report describes the findings of a multidisciplinary...


Nepal Earthquake Live Briefing and Webcast on August 13

August 6, 2015 by  
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On Thursday, August 13, 2015, 11:45 a.m. to 1:45 p.m., EERI will co-host, with the Pacific Earthquake Engineering Research Center (PEER) and the Geotechnical Extreme Events Reconnaissance Association (GEER), a live briefing of reconnaissance observations from the Nepal Earthquake of April 25, 2015. The...


EERI Briefing Videos About Nepal Earthquake Now Online

July 29, 2015 by  
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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...


Architects’ point of the view

June 17, 2015 by  
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ARCHINET (April, 30th 2015) How Architects Can Help Nepal (And Learn From Past Disastrous Mistakes/Successes) ARCHITECTURAL RECORD (May, 20th 2015) From the Rubble: Architects and Preservationists Assess How to Aid Nepal THE DAILY BEST (May, 25th 2015) Pritzker Price Winner Shigeru Ban will deploy...


Virtual Team Collaborators established for Nepal Reconnaissance Team

June 2, 2015 by  
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EERI has established a new reconnaissance role, Virtual Team Collaborator (VTC), to engage more members in reconnaissance activities, especially early career professionals and students. Each VTC will be paired with a field team member in a matching discipline or interest area.  The responsibilities...


EERI Reconnaissance Team to Nepal

May 23, 2015 by  
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As part of its Learning from Earthquakes program, EERI will send a multidisciplinary reconnaissance team to Nepal from May 31–June 7, 2015. The team will study the impacts of the April 25, 2015 earthquake and its aftershocks. We thank EERI members for the large response of offers to assist and support...


29 April 2015 CDAC Communicating with Communities Update 2

Report #2. This report provides an update on the telecommunication services in Nepal. This report also provides the status of efforts to provide broadcast and translation services to the impacted communities. There is also important information about services to connect families and provide accurate...


28 April 15 Nepal Earthquake Communicating with Communities Update 1

The first report of the status of the communication system in Nepal provides an overview of the resources available; telephone, radio broadcasts, and internet services. The report indicates that many telecommunication services are offering free credit and SMS services to users in Nepal. The report...


Tech Giants Help Track Nepal Earthquake Survivors as Communications are hit.

This story, which appeared in the Wall Street Journal on April 27, 2015, provides a brief overview of the communication services developed by Google and Facebook which help families locate survivors. WSJ Tech Giants Help Track Nepal Earthquake Survivors


Ground motion measurements in Kathmandu

A single U.S.G.S. NetQuakes instrument was installed in Kathmandu with help from John Galetzka (now at Unavco) and the U.S. State Department several years ago. It has recorded the main shock and has triggered on many aftershocks. The peak acceleration at this instrument’s location during the Main...


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