New Report Available: Lifeline Performance

On April 16, 2016, a M7.0 earthquake occurred near Kumamoto, Japan. This earthquake resulted in 70 fatalities, thousands of injuries, and various types of damage to more than 10,000 structures. There was also a wide range of damage to lifelines. New TCLEE members Alex Tang (M.EERI, 1985) and John Eidinger...


New EERI Briefing Video Online – “Damage to Highway Bridges”

December 23, 2016 by  
Filed under EERI Response, Roads and Bridges

The EERI Learning from Earthquakes Briefing Series on the April 16, 2016 Kumamoto Earthquake is a series of 15-minute video presentations on various aspects of the earthquake. You can find the series by clicking here, or click here to view entire playlist (Vimeo).   NEW (below): Damage to Highway...


Overview of Damage to Roads and Bridges in Nishihara Area

May 19, 2016 by  
Filed under Ground Motion, Roads and Bridges

By Yasutaka Narazaki, Cuiyan Kong   Overview of Nishihara Area Nishihara area is located 10km northeast from Mashiki town and faces Minami-Aso village on its east end. The area is located on the Futagawa fault zone which showed slips around 2m at the ground surface (right strike-slip fault) [1]....


Overview of the Damage of Bridges in Aso area

April 28, 2016 by  
Filed under Roads and Bridges

Source from: Akiyama M., “Report on damge to bridges (橋梁調査報告(2016年4月15・16日))”, Report on Damage to Bridges (Japanese) – PDF (retrieved: 04/22/2016). By Cuiyan Kong, Yasutaka Narazaki The 2016 Kumamoto earthquakes includes the main shock earthquake with Mw=7.0 on April...


The 2016 Kumamoto Earthquake: Overview of damage to roads and bridges

April 26, 2016 by  
Filed under Roads and Bridges

By Yasutaka Narazaki Graduate Student University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign   Overview of damage investigations conducted after the 2016 Kumamoto earthquake Damage investigations that have been conducted after the 2016 Kumamoto earthquake are listed below in chronological order. Key words and...