EERI Response


EERI’s Learning from Earthquakes Program Executive Committee met on Monday Sept 21, 2015 to discuss and plan EERI’s response to the Illapel Chile earthquake. Based on information available at the time, the Executive Committee decided on the following actions:

  1. Launch a virtual clearinghouse website to document earthquake impacts and easily share observations with EERI members and other colleagues.
  2. Solicit volunteers (especially students and young professionals in Chile) to participate as clearinghouse curators who can glean information from media sources and expert field teams about particular topic areas or preliminary research areas then synthesize the results into curated summaries on the virtual clearinghouse website.
  3. Coordinate and collaborate with Chilean colleagues to learn observations from the field and encourage them to submit reports and data.
  4. Coordinate with any other international teams headed to the region to learn observations from the field and encourage them to submit reports and data.
  5. Encourage colleagues conducting reconnaissance to collaboratively prepare a brief article or report for dissemination in the Pulse that summarizes their activities and findings.

Other actions may be considered depending on the outcomes of these initial activities.

Contact Heidi Tremayne with questions about EERI’s Response.

PAST UPDATES:
EERI Preliminary Earthquake Notification, September 16, 2015
EERI Response to Chile Earthquake, September 22 and October 1, 2015
Volunteer to be a curator for the virtual clearinghouse, October 15, 2015