Archives for September 2011

Concrete Coalition California Inventory Project Report Now Available

The Concrete Coalition is a network of individuals, governments, institutions, and agencies with a shared interest in assessing the risk associated with non-ductile concrete buildings and developing strategies with which to mitigate that risk. The Coalition is a program of the Earthquake Engineering Research Institute, the Pacific Earthquake Engineering Center (PEER) at UC Berkeley, the Applied Technology Council and their partners, including the Structural Engineers Association of California, The American Concrete Institute, BOMA of Greater Los Angeles and the U.S. Geological Survey.
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Next Report in LFE Series on Japan earthquake & tsunami

9/18/11 – Magnitude 6.9 Earthquake – Sikkim, India

On Sunday, September 18th a magnitude 6.9 earthquake occurred in Sikkim, India, near the border with Nepal.  The earthquake damaged buildings as well as infrastructure, and triggered hundreds of landslides which has slowed the rescue and relief efforts in west Sikkim. The earthquake caused damage in India, Nepal, Bhutan and Tibet.

EERI is coordinating with members and colleagues in India (NICEE) and Nepal (NSET)  to gather information on this event.  Updates will be posted soon.

View the full earthquake details listed by USGS.

Related Articles:

NEPAL: Indian earthquake prompts “wake-up call”

Sikkim earthquake: Toll climbs to 71, many still trapped under debris

Update on the earthquake in India, Nepal, Bhutan and Tibet 



September 18, 2011, M 6.9 Earthquake




EERI Update on Virginia Earthquake

After the M5.8 earthquake of August 23rd, EERI assembled a team of east coast EERI members to document various aspects of the event.  James Beavers, a consulting structural engineer from Knoxville, Tennessee and William Anderson, a sociologist and an EERI board member from Washington DC are co-team leaders.
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