Shelter Conditions

by Erica C. Fischer Due to the number of displaced people from the Kumamoto earthquakes, Japan has to build more shelters. People are displaced due to collapsed houses and due to lack of utilities in areas. Many individuals were living in their cars, but due to the large number of aftershocks, that option...


Displaced residents of Kumamoto & Suspended operation of industrial facilities

April 23, 2016 by  
Filed under Emergency Response

Erica C. Fischer, Degenkolb Engineers Over 100,000 persons are displaced in emergency shelters after the two earthquakes that shook Kumamoto. Since the main two shocks (M6.2 and M7) there have been thousands of aftershocks in the region. The U.S. military has offered assistance and sent in over 50,000...


Co-curators Emergency Response

April 23, 2016 by  
Filed under Emergency Response

Erica Fischer and Candice Avanes will be co-curators for the Emergency Response topic on the Kumamoto Japan Earthquake Clearinghouse. Erica Fischer is a Design Engineer at Degenkolb Engineers in Seattle. Candice Avanes is an Engineer at Arup in the Amsterdam office.