Preliminary Reconnaissance Observations by CIGIDEN and Pontificia Universidad Catolica de Chile

A preliminary Reconnaissance Observation Report has been created for EERI by the National Research Center for Integrated Natural Disasters Management, CIGIDEN, and the Department of Structural and Geotechnical Engineering of the Pontificia Universidad Catolica de Chile.

Download the six page Report of Preliminary Reconnaissance Observations for the M8.3 Coquimbo, Chile Earthquake and Tsunami (pdf, 2 MB)

Two teams sponsored by CIGIDEN and the Department of Structural and Geotechnical Engineering of the Pontificia Universidad Catolica de Chile, traveled to the Coquimbo region to assess damage in the infrastructure due to earthquake and tsunami.

From September 23rd through 25th, the first reconnaissance team focused on the performance of the public hospitals and on reinforced concrete buildings in the largest cities of the Region, Coquimbo and La Serena. Team members on the first team included Felipe Rivera, Rosita Jünemann, Gabriel Candia, Alan Poulos, Philomène Favier, Claudio Fernández, Matías Chacón, Gabriel Sanhueza, David Ugalde, José Ignacio Colombo, and Paula Aguirre.

From October 1st through 2nd, the second team focused on road infrastructure. Team members on the second team included Matías Hube, Alondra Chamorro, Orlando Arroyo, Tamara Cabrera, Antonio Martínez, Juan Carlos Obando, Lilibeth Ramos, Sebastián Calderón, Mauricio Ferj, Felipe Baratta, and Joaquín Dagá.

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