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- From: "fturner" <fturner(--nospam--at)quiknet.com>
- Date: Fri, 29 Jan 1999 12:00:51 -0800
From: Robert Olson, Learning From Earthquakes Manager, Earthquake Engineering Research Institute (EERI) Copies: Team members & others listed below Subject: ?Final? Colombian Earthquake reconnaissance team I greatly appreciate the Board of Directors? rapid positive response to our recommendations: (1) that EERI dispatch a Reconnaissance Team as soon as possible, (2) that our efforts be seen as a ?joint venture? with our Colombian members/colleagues (Colombian Association of Earthquake Engineering), and (3) that, subject to some last minute possible changes, the US team be composed of the following people: *Leader: Eduardo A. Fierro, structural engineer, Wiss Janney Elstner Assoc., language fluent Peruvian, has downloaded all Spanish language news information. Work Phn: (510) 450-5527; Fax: (510) 428-0456; Home Phn: (510) 234-1846; E-mail: efa(--nospam--at)wje.com * Maria del Mar Lopez, student engineering member, Univ. of Michigan, language fluent Colombian from Cali (our probable base of operations); has good contacts in the area and has provided most helpful advice. Work Phn: (734) 763-6829; Fax: (734) 764-4292; Home Phn: (734) 763-7029; E-mail: mmlopez(--nospam--at)engin.umich.edu *? Mauricio Ciudad-Real, engineer, Kinemetrics, language fluent Salvadoran, knows the area and has strong local contacts with a related Colombian instrumentation company that has strong motion instruments in the area; no cost to EERI. Work Phn: (626) 795-2220 x115; Fax: (626) 795-0868; Home Phn: (909) 355-2813; E-mail: mauricio_ciudad-real(--nospam--at)mail.kmi.com * Alejandro Asfura, EQE International (Oakland), lifelines engineer, language fluent Chilean, coordinated via TCLEE (Curt Edwards, John Eidinger, Don Ballantyne). Work Phn: (510) 817-3106; Fax: (510) 663-1046; Home Phn: (925) 631-0507; E-mail: apa(--nospam--at)eqe.com. * Victor Zayas, structural engineer, Earthquake Protection Systems (Richmond, CA), language fluent native of So. America (not sure of country). Work Phn: (510) 232-5993; Fax: (510) 232-6577; Home Phn: (510) 763-5373; E-mail: eps-fp(--nospam--at)worldnet.att.net *? Paul Flores, EQE International (Newport Beach), emergency response and societal impacts, language fluent Mexican, familiar with Colombia, formerly with CA Office of Emergency Services. Work Phn: (949) 975-9959 x247; Fax: (949) 833-3392; Home Phn: (818) 781-0448; E-mail: pjflores(--nospam--at)eqe.com Other notes: 1. Left a message on 1/27 and an e-mail on 1/28 with Dr. Linda Borque, UCLA ?s Center for Public Health and Disaster Relief, asking of their interest and Spanish language capabilities. 2. We will not seek ?country clearance? from US Embassy; means we are on our own and cannot seek embassy support, but advantages outweigh risks of non-approval, especially with our team?s strong local contacts and knowledge. 3. Will coordinate with Colombian members of EERI (lead: *Omar D. Cardona, President, Colombian Association of Earthquake Engineering and former National Director for Risk Mitigation and Disaster Preparedness). I will continue with this during the team?s field work. 4. Most members indicated they are available as soon as next week, and E. Fierro prefers to leave as soon as possible, possibly as early as Sunday through Miami to either Bogota or direct to Cali. He will work with his team members on the final arrangements. 5. We (Fierro, Tubbesing, Olson) will meet at Eduardo?s office on Friday, 1/29 at about 10:00 to help put the team in the field. Wiss Janey Eltsner Assoc. is at 2200 Powell Street, Emeryville, to arrange materials, logistics, etc. 6. Eduardo talked with Jack Moehle, Pacific Earthquake Engineering Research Center (PEER), and we are happy to accommodate a PEER representative. Details will be worked out directly between Eduardo and Jack. 7. Lloyd Cluff and Bill Page, PG&E, to provide Eduardo with faulting and geologic information from earlier work in the epicentral area.
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