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Frank -

Susan asked me to forward you the information below and asked if you'd
be willing to post it on the SEOC list server?  If yes, plesae let me
know if you need it in another format. (phone: 510-451-0905, xt 12 or
email: carole(--nospam--at)

Thank you.  Carole Logie, Sec'y. to Susan Tubbesing

The EERI Learning from Earthquakes Program presents:

Tuesday, September 14, 1999
4 - 6:30 pm
245 Market Street
San Francisco, CA 94105

Wednesday, September 15, 1999
4 - 6:30 pm
Hilton Universal City & Towers
Sierra Ballroom C/Lobby Level
555 Universal Terrace Parkway
Universal City, CA 91608
(818) 506-2500
(Self-parking available for $7; $10, valet parking)

Cost:  $20.00 Members/$35.00 Non-Members -- payable at registration.
Final reconnaissance report to be provided to all attendees upon
Doors open 30 minutes before Briefings

On Tuesday, August 17 at 3:02 a.m. local time, a 7.4 ML earthquake
struck the western, industrial heartland of Turkey.  The epicenter was
located 11 km southeast of the western port city of Izmit, which is
located 90 km east of Istanbul and 270 km northwest of Ankara.  The
earthquake occurred along the northernmost strand of the North
Anatolian fault systems, one of the most active plate boundaries in
the world.  To date, this earthquake has caused more than 14,000
deaths, thousands of injuries, and has left over 500,000 homeless.
The earthquake caused a major fire at the Tupras oil refinery in
Izmit, flooding in the city of Golcuk due to subsidence, and thousands
of collapsed buildings.  The EERI team, lead by T. Leslie Youd,
traveled to Turkey within 48 hours of the earthquake, where they met
with members of the local science and engineering communities and
gained access to the heavily damaged areas.  Their observations will
highlight on the nature and extent of damage and will cover the
following topics:

* Structures
* Geologic and geotechnical considerations
* Industrial Facilities
* Highway and bridge damage
* Public policy and societal impacts

 EERI Reconnaissance Team Members
 T. Leslie Youd, Brigham Young University, Provo, UT: Team Leader,
Roy Imbsen, Imbsen & Associates, Inc., Sacramento, CA: Highways
Gayle Johnson, EQE International, Inc., Oakland, CA: Industrial
 Jay Love, Degenkolb Engineers, San Francisco, CA: Structures
William Mitchell, Baylor University, Waco, TX: Public Policy and
Societal Impacts
Bert Swan, Geomatrix Consultants, Inc., Oakland, CA: Geology

EERI?s Learning from Earthquakes program is funded by the National
Science Foundation under Grant # CMS-9526408
Please post and distribute this announcement.

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