Post-Earthquake Investigation Field Guide

The latest edition of the LFE field guide covers a great variety of subjects from geosciences to engineering, emergency management, and social sciences. It emphasizes careful advance planning, outlines procedures for team coordination, describes responsibilities of project participants, and offers guidelines for specific data collection in the field. It contains various forms, international information sources and contact names, pre-departure checklist, and recommendations for further research. Although prepared primarily for EERI reconnaissance teams, the guide can be a useful tool for anyone involved in post-earthquake investigation. Loose-leaf publication with a specially created binder. September 1996, 196 pp. ISBN 0-943198-54-2.

The Earthquake Engineering Research Institute is currently updating this guide. The 1996 publication sections are as follows:

Field Investigation Forms

The following are a list of post-earthquake data collection forms for various disciplines created by EERI in 2000. These forms have similar fields to the LFE Field guide, but have an improved format that is easier to print and use.

More detailed forms were also created in 2004 for some disciplines, and can be found below.