On Friday, October 28, 2016, 3:00-5:00 pm, Pacific time, a webinar briefing shared findings from reconnaissance activities conducted after the Central Italy earthquake of August 24, 2016.

The briefing is a collaboration of NSF-sponsored Geotechnical Extreme Events Reconnaissance Association (GEER), Earthquake Engineering Research Institute (EERI), B. John Garrick Institute for Risk Sciences at UCLA, Rete dei Laboratori Universitari di Ingegneria Sismica (ReLUIS), Istituto Nazionale di Geofisica e Vulcanologia, and Eucentre Foundation. The full schedule can be seen below. The event is sponsored by GEER, EERI, B. John Garrick Risk Institute, PEER (Pacific Earthquake Engineering Research Center), and UCLA International Institute.



Watch the briefing as a live webinar by pressing the ‘play’ button in the YouTube window below. Note, once you press ‘play’ in the center of the image, you can click the icon on the bottom right corner to view the briefing in full screen mode. You can also watch directly from YouTube. A recording of this event will be posted at this webpage within several days of the briefing.


The presentations include:

Overview of seismic sequence and reconnaissance activities. 
Jonathan P. Stewart, GEER Team Leader

Regional tectonics and geology. Surface fault rupture. 
by Fabrizio Galadini (via video), INGV L’Aquila Region Branch Manager, GEER Team Member

Finite fault model and ground motions. 
by Paolo Zimmaro, UCLA, GEER Team Member

Applications of drone-based imagery. Earthquake-induced landslides. 
by Kevin Franke, BYU, GEER Team Member

Performance of dwellings and damage patterns. 
by Maria Giovanna Durante, University of Sannio, 
Tasos Sextos, University of Bristol, GEER Team Members

Performance of bridges. 
by Luigi Di Sarno (via video), University of Sannio, ReLuis Team Member

Building retrofit policy and effectiveness. 
by Silvia Mazzoni, UC Berkeley, EERI Team Leader, 
Guido Magenes (via video), University of Pavia, EUCenter Team Leader

Emergency response.
by Silvia Mazzoni, UC Berkeley, EERI Team Leader

Lessons learned and next steps. 
by Jonathan P. Stewart, GEER Team Leader


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