Location

San Diego, California

Session Start Date

5-24-2010

Session End Date

5-29-2010

Abstract

A team sponsored by the Earthquake Engineering Research Institute (EERI) and the Geoengineering Extreme Event Reconnaissance (GEER) Association carried out a field investigation in conjunction with Honduran colleagues from June 18-23 to document effects of the May 28 earthquake. The EERI-GEER team was invited by Mr. Marco Sandoval, Executive Director of the Comisión Ejecutiva Valle de Sula (CEVS). Mr. Sandoval sent a team of engineers to accompany the EERI-GEER team. The team included experts in structural, geotechnical engineering, as well as in disaster response and recovery. The investigators were supported by EERI: Abdeldjelil Belarbi and GEER: Ronaldo Luna and Kermit Applegate, all from Missouri S&T, Rolla. The CEVS team consisted of Humberto Calderon, Osvaldo Rivera, and Luis Alonso Lopez. Observations of other individuals who visited the earthquake-affected region have also been incorporated in this report. This material is based upon work supported by the National Science Foundation through the GeoEnvironmental Engineering and GeoHazards Mitigation Program under Grant No. CMMI-0825734. Any opinions, findings, and conclusions or recommendations expressed in this material are those of the authors and do not necessarily reflect the views of the NSF. The GEER Association is made possible by the vision and support of the NSF Geoenvironmental Engineering and GeoHazards Mitigation Program Directors: Dr. Richard Fragaszy and the late Dr. Cliff Astill. GEER members also donate their time, talent, and resources to collect time-sensitive field observations of the effects of earthquakes. The EERI efforts were supported through the Learning From Earthquakes (LFE) program which is also funded by the National Science Foundation.

Department(s)

Civil, Architectural and Environmental Engineering

Appears In

International Conferences on Recent Advances in Geotechnical Earthquake Engineering and Soil Dynamics

Meeting Name

Fifth Conference

Publisher

Missouri University of Science and Technology

Publication Date

5-24-2010

Document Version

Final Version

Rights

© 2010 Missouri University of Science and Technology, All rights reserved.

Document Type

Article - Conference proceedings

File Type

text

Language

English

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Reconnaissance Report of the May 28, 2009 Honduras Earthquake, M 7.3

San Diego, California

A team sponsored by the Earthquake Engineering Research Institute (EERI) and the Geoengineering Extreme Event Reconnaissance (GEER) Association carried out a field investigation in conjunction with Honduran colleagues from June 18-23 to document effects of the May 28 earthquake. The EERI-GEER team was invited by Mr. Marco Sandoval, Executive Director of the Comisión Ejecutiva Valle de Sula (CEVS). Mr. Sandoval sent a team of engineers to accompany the EERI-GEER team. The team included experts in structural, geotechnical engineering, as well as in disaster response and recovery. The investigators were supported by EERI: Abdeldjelil Belarbi and GEER: Ronaldo Luna and Kermit Applegate, all from Missouri S&T, Rolla. The CEVS team consisted of Humberto Calderon, Osvaldo Rivera, and Luis Alonso Lopez. Observations of other individuals who visited the earthquake-affected region have also been incorporated in this report. This material is based upon work supported by the National Science Foundation through the GeoEnvironmental Engineering and GeoHazards Mitigation Program under Grant No. CMMI-0825734. Any opinions, findings, and conclusions or recommendations expressed in this material are those of the authors and do not necessarily reflect the views of the NSF. The GEER Association is made possible by the vision and support of the NSF Geoenvironmental Engineering and GeoHazards Mitigation Program Directors: Dr. Richard Fragaszy and the late Dr. Cliff Astill. GEER members also donate their time, talent, and resources to collect time-sensitive field observations of the effects of earthquakes. The EERI efforts were supported through the Learning From Earthquakes (LFE) program which is also funded by the National Science Foundation.