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- Subject: Re: EERI TECHNICAL BRIEFING - COLOMBIA EARTHQUAKE 1/25/99
- From: "Laurence B. Oeth III" <viacalx(--nospam--at)europa.com>
- Date: Sat, 27 Feb 1999 13:02:49 -0600
SEAOCC(--nospam--at)aol.com wrote: > > From: Earthquake Engineering Research Institute > 499 14th Street, Suite 320 ? Oakland, CA 94612-1934 > Phone (510) 451-0905/Fax (510 ) 451 5411 > http://www.eeri.org e-mail: eeri(--nospam--at)eeri.org > > The EERI Learning from Earthquakes Program presents > TECHNICAL BRIEFINGS ON THE COLOMBIA EARTHQUAKE OF JANUARY 25, 1999 > Cost: $20.00 EERI Members/$30.00 Non-Members -- payable at > registration. > Final reconnaissance report to be provided to all attendees upon > publication. > > Thursday, March 4, 1999 Friday, March 5, 1999 > 4 - 6:30 pm 4 - 6:30 pm > PG&E University of Southern > California > 245 Market Street Davidson Conference > Center* > Conference Room A, Lobby Level 3415 S. Figueroa Street > San Francisco, CA 94105 Los Angeles, CA 90007 > > Doors open 30 minutes before Briefings > (*In Los Angeles: Parking available for $3 at lot located directly > across from Davidson Conference Center, SE corner of Jefferson and > Figueroa) > > At 1:19 pm on Monday, January 25, 1999 a 5.9 ML struck the western part > of Colombia. The epicenter was located 17km south of Armenia and 48km > south of Pereira, causing more than 1,000 deaths and thousands of > injuries. Within a matter of seconds entire city blocks were destroyed > and thousands left homeless. Much of the damage resulted from poor > construction and large amplifications of ground motions due to soft soil > conditions. Numerous landslides disrupted roads and impeded emergency > response. The EERI Team, lead by Eduardo Fierro, traveled to Colombia > one week after the earthquake, where they met with members of the local > science and engineering communities and gained access to the heavily > damaged areas. Their observations focus on the nature and extent of > damage and will cover the following topics: > > · Geologic and geotechnical considerations > · Ground motion aspects > · Engineered and nonengineered structures > · Lifelines > · Highway and bridge damage > · Emergency response and recovery challenges > · Public health and societal impacts > > EERI Reconnaissance Team Members: > Eduardo Fierro, Wiss Janney Elstner Associates, Inc., Emeryville, CA: > Team Leader, Structures > Alejandro Asfura, EQE International, Inc., Oakland, CA: Lifelines > Mauricio Ciudad-Real, Kinemetrics, Inc., Pasadena, CA: Ground motion > instrumentation > Paul Flores, EQE International, Costa Mesa, CA: Emergency response and > recovery > Patricia Guerrero, Universidad del Valle, Cali, Colombia: Structures > Maria Del Mar Lopez, University of Michigan: Structures > Walter Marin, Universidad del Valle, Cali, Colombia: Geotechnical > Kimberly Shoaf, UCLA School of Public Health: Public health and societal > impacts > > EERI's Learning from Earthquakes program is funded by the National > Science Foundation > under Grant # CMS-9526408 > I live/work in Oregon and cannot attend. How can I get a copy of the briefing documents?
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