On Thursday, June 16, 2016, the two month anniversary of the April 16, 2016 Ecuador Earthquake, PEER hosted a seminar about Post-Earthquake Reconnaissance Observations. PEER researchers from the John A. Blume Earthquake Engineering Research Center at Stanford University and from UC Berkeley spent one week in Ecuador conducting an earthquake reconnaissance and summarized recorded ground motions as well as the seismic performance of buildings, bridges, dams, highways, and critical facilities such as hospitals. Some of the structures they visited include one of the longest seismically isolated bridges that has been subjected to a major earthquake, and damage was observed at one of the most important ports in the country. Many major landslides occurred along the coast, which could have important consequences for California where important highways and structures are located on or close to slopes where similar landslides could occur.

 

Video 1. PEER Seminar Series: Post-Earthquake Recconaissance Observations of the April 16 Ecuador Earthquake.

 

Post-Earthquake Reconnaissance Observations of the April 16 Ecuador Earthquake

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