EERI Reconnaissance Team Report on the Cushing, Oklahoma Earthquake is now available

February 15, 2017 by  
Filed under EERI Response


A special report on the M5.0 earthquake in Cushing, Oklahoma on November 7, 2016, is now available for download.

Download the EERI Earthquake Reconnaissance Team Report (3 MB PDF, updated February 21, 2017 with minor formatting changes for improved readability)

The EERI Earthquake Reconnaissance Team’s 21-page report describes the findings of a ten-member reconnaissance team sent by EERI’s Learning from Earthquakes program November 14-16, 2016 to investigate building damage, impacts on businesses, school performance, as well as other issues related to induced seismicity in the region.

The EERI reconnaissance team members included:

Jim Taylor, EERI Team Leader, Technical Manager at ABS Consulting
Mehmet Çelebi, Sr. Research Civil Engineer at United States Geological Survey
Alex Greer, Assistant Professor in the Dept. of Political Science at Oklahoma State University
Ezra Jampole, Associate at Exponent
Armin Masroor, Senior Analyst at Arup
Steven Melton, Graduate Research Assistant at Oklahoma State University
Derek Norton, Graduate Research Assistant at Oklahoma State University
Nicole Paul, Structural Analyst / Risk Consultant at Arup
Evan Wilson, Engineer II at ABS Consulting
Yu Xiao, Associate Professor in the Dept. of Landscape Architecture & Urban Planning at Texas A&M University

The virtual clearinghouse website for this event also includes a photo gallery and data map that contains more than 1,600 geolocated photo observations with captions from both the M5.0 earthquake on November 7, 2016 and the M5.8 earthquake near Pawnee, Oklahoma on September 3, 2016.


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