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]....


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...