On April 19, 2016, EERI hosted a special webinar reconnaissance briefing on the Meinong, Taiwan earthquake of February 6, 2016. Researchers from multiple teams who traveled to the impacted region collaborated to share observations and provide key insights into the various aspects of shaking characteristics, earthquake damage, response, and performance of pre-event mitigation measures. A recording of the webinar is now available:
Topics and speakers included: Geology and Seismology (Kevin Clahan, Lettis Consultants International); Ground Response (Joseph Sun, PG&E); Liquefaction Impacts and Other Geotechnical Effects on Buildings and Infrastructure (Tara Hutchinson, Professor, UC San Diego); Building Response (Jiun-Wei Lai, Degenkolb Engineers); and Infrastructure Response in a Resiliency Context (Kevin S. Moore, Simpson, Gumpertz & Heger).
EERI thanks the speakers and the teams from Degenkolb, the Geotechnical Extreme Events Reconnaissance (GEER) Association, and Simpson, Gumpertz & Heger for their participation and cooperation in creating this special briefing, and to all other teams who collaborated with EERI and shared their findings with the seismic safety community.
Professional Development Hours (PDHs) are available to webinar attendees and an email with instructions on reporting PDH certification has been sent to all registered participants. For questions or more information on PDH credit for this webinar, please contact Shizza Fatima (firstname.lastname@example.org).
More reconnaissance reports, maps, geotagged data and photos, and other information on the earthquake can be found on EERI’s Southern Taiwan Earthquake Virtual Clearinghouse website.