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...


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...


Initial Cost Estimates

April 25, 2016 by  
Filed under Social & Economic Impacts

By Sahar Derakhshan   “Fifty-eight people were reported killed and more than 900 were injured in the quakes. The Japan Fire and Disaster Management Agency estimated that more than 3,900 residences and 120 nonresidential buildings were damaged or destroyed.┬áThe quakes damaged highways, rail...