Performance of high-rise buildings located in Manta during the 2016 Ecuador earthquake

June 18, 2016 by  
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Roberto Aguiar(1) and Ana Gabriela Haro(2) (1)  Professor, Universidad de las Fuerzas Armadas ESPE, Sangolquí, Ecuador, P.O.BOX: 171-5-231B, rraguiar@espe.edu.ec (2)  Ph.D. Candidate, North Carolina State University, Raleigh, NC 27695, USA, agharo@ncsu.edu; M. EERI        Professor, Universidad...


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  
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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...


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

May 1, 2016 by  
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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  
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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...


Damage Assessment of Muisne – 22 April 2016

April 25, 2016 by  
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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  
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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  
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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  
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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...


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