Road Damage in Manabí

May 6, 2016 by  
Filed under Roads and Bridges

by Anna Weiser-Woodward The province of Manabí was one of the most heavily destructed regions affected by the April 16 earthquake in Ecuador. Many roads and bridges have been significantly damaged, making travel in and out of Manabí congested and in some instances, dangerous. Earthquake induced...


Alternative Routes & Access Constraints Map as of 04 May 2016

May 6, 2016 by  
Filed under Roads and Bridges

by Anna Weiser-Woodward The following are updates on road and bridge operations as of May 4th, 2016. The Chillanes-Bucay road in Bolívar remains closed. The Santo Domingo–La Concordia–Puerto Nuevo–Pedernales road still has limited access between 12:00 and 17:00. In Cotopaxi province, the road...


EERI Reconnaissance Team to Ecuador

May 6, 2016 by  
Filed under EERI Response

On May 8, 2016, an EERI team will begin a reconnaissance mission in Ecuador to investigate damage, response, and recovery in the aftermath of that country’s M7.8 earthquake of April 16, 2016. The team will be led by Forrest Lanning (M. EERI, 2009) from Miyamoto International. Lanning is a current EERI...


RC Buildings – Part 2: Jama, Calceta, Canoa, San Isidro, and Chone

May 1, 2016 by  
Filed under Reinforced Concrete Buildings

Diego Aguirre* and Ana Gabriela Haro* *North Carolina State University Jama Jama, the capital of the Jama Canton, is located in the Manabí Province, 70 miles from the epicenter. Jama is a small town with a population of 30,000. Photo: La Hora, Ecuador News   Photo:  Facebook  (Luis Alfredo...


RC Buildings – Part 1: Pedernales, Manta, Portoviejo and Bahía de Caráquez

May 1, 2016 by  
Filed under Reinforced Concrete Buildings

Ana Gabriela Haro* and Diego Aguirre* *North Carolina State University On April 16, 2016 a 7.8M earthquake struck the central coast of Ecuador. More than 650 people were killed and 4,605 people were injured during the first 72 hours. Over 22,420 people lost their homes and 166 schools presented medium...