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EERI Taiwan Earthquake Reconnaissance Briefing Webinar April 19

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EERI will host the Taiwan Earthquake Reconnaissance Briefing Webinar as a part of its Learning from Earthquakes program on Tuesday, April 19, 2016, from 11:30 am – 1:15 pm Pacific Time.

During this free event, reconnaissance teams that traveled to Taiwan to study the February 6, 2016, earthquake will present their observations. Briefing content will be a collaboration from more than five teams that traveled to the impacted region, and will provide key insights into the various aspects of shaking characteristics, earthquake damage, response, and performance of pre-event mitigation measures.

The topics to be discussed include:

Geology & Seismology
by Kevin Clahan, Lettis Consultants International (representing GEER Team)

Ground Response
by Joseph Sun, PG&E (representing GEER Team)

Liquefaction Impacts and Other Geotechnical Effects on Buildings and Infrastructure
by Tara Hutchinson, Professor, UC San Diego (representing GEER Team)

Building Response
by Daniel Zepeda, Principal, Degenkolb Engineers (representing Degenkolb Team)

Community Response: Infrastructure Damage, Tainan Resilience
by Kevin S. Moore, Principal, Simpson, Gumpertz & Heger (representing SGH Team)

More information on EERI’s response to the Taiwan earthquake can be found on the Southern Taiwan Earthquake Virtual Clearinghouse website.


Please register for the webinar using the following link:

After registration, you will be sent a confirmation email with more information on how to join the webinar.

If you have any questions, please email EERI intern Shizza Fatima at