Damage Assessment of Muisne – 22 April 2016

April 25, 2016 by  
Filed under Housing

By Sahar Derakhshan, Ezra Jampole, Kristen Hess   The following map illustrates satellite-detected, potential damaged structures in Muisne, Esmeraldas Province, Ecuador. The analyzed area is located approximately 30 km north of the 16 April 2016 Muisne earthquake mainshock epicenter. This analysis...


User-based development of open access maps to navigate the post-earthquake environment in Ecuador

April 25, 2016 by  
Filed under Emergency Response, Housing

by Kristen Hess, Sahar Derakhshan, and Ezra Jampole After the 7.8 magnitude earthquake that occurred in Ecuador along the Northern Coast, the Humanitarian OpenStreetMap Team (HOT) contacted volunteers to populate maps with information about the post-earthquake landscape in affected areas [TheNewYorker]....


Social and Economic Effects of Previous Events in Ecuador

April 25, 2016 by  
Filed under Social & Economic Impacts

By Sahar Derakhshan   1987 Ecuador Earthquakes: Social and Economic Consequences of the 1987 Earthquakes in Ecuador (Vicente Albornoz, and Daniela Anda) Natural Disaster Studies, Volume Five: The March 5, 1987, Ecuador Earthquakes. Chapter 7 Local-level Economic and Social Consequences (P....


Initial Cost Estimates

April 25, 2016 by  
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By Sahar Derakhshan   According to the latest reports from the 7.8 magnitude earthquake that struck northern Ecuador last week, there have been 654 deaths, 16,600 injures, 25,000 people in need of shelter, and 130 people still missing. Eighty percent of Pedernales, the coastal epicenter of the quake,...


Bridge collapse: Avenida de las Americas – Guayaquil

April 23, 2016 by  
Filed under Roads and Bridges

Ana Gabriela Haro Ph.D. Candidate at North Carolina State University An important bridge collapsed at Avenida de las Americas in Guayaquil during the 7.8M earthquake that struck Ecuador on April 16, 2016. The 30 year old bridge was located 280 Km away from the epicenter. One person was reported dead...


Initial Damage to Housing

April 21, 2016 by  
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by Sahar Derakhshan, Ezra Jampole, and Kristen Hess A 7.8-magnitude earthquake struck northern Ecuador at 6:58 pm local time on 16 April 2016. This earthquake, the strongest to hit Ecuador since 1979, was centered on Ecuador’s sparsely populated fishing ports and tourist beaches, 105 miles (170 kilometers)...


Co-Curators for Housing Topic

April 21, 2016 by  
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Sahar Derakhshan, Kristen Hess, and Ezra Jampole will be co-curating the housing topic of EERI’s Clearinghouse on the Muisne, Ecuador earthquake. Sahar is an Assistant Specialist at PEER with backgrounds in Public Policy and Structural engineering; Kristen is a PhD student at the University of...


EERI Response to M7.8 Earthquake in Ecuador on April 16, 2016

April 19, 2016 by  
Filed under EERI Response

On Saturday, April 16, a M7.8 earthquake struck offshore of the west coast of northern Ecuador (11:58pm local time on Saturday, April 16). The EERI community extends its sympathy to the victims as rescue and relief work continues. EERI is currently monitoring the situation from media reports and notes...