On Friday, November 30, 2018, a M7.0 earthquake struck near Anchorage, Alaska. The EERI community extends its thoughts and sympathies to those affected by the earthquake as emergency response continues.
EERI is currently monitoring the situation from media reports and notes from colleagues in the impacted region as part of its Learning from Earthquakes Program and is considering an EERI response. EERI has created a virtual clearinghouse website where information will be shared and updated on an ongoing basis. Please check back for more information about EERI’s plans on the Virtual Earthquake clearinghouse: M7.0 November 30, 2018 Anchorage, Alaska Virtual Clearinghouse
We welcome help in gathering and sharing links to media reports, information from earthquake professionals with field reports, or relevant technical literature.
How to Contribute
EERI members and other earthquake risk reduction professionals can contribute to reconnaissance efforts for this earthquake in the following ways:
1. Volunteer with the Virtual Earthquake Reconnaissance Team
Research specific topics to gain an understanding of the extent of damage in the region. VERT reports will be used to help inform the LFE Executive Committee’s response to this earthquake.
2. Contribute Photos and Notes
There are several ways that you can contribute to our data collection effort. (A) Contribute post-earthquake field observations and photos or (B) contribute relevant pre-event images of the impacted area to provide baseline data for locations that field teams should visit to observe impacts. Once reconnaissance teams and others begin to share their photos and observations, they will also be shown on the virtual clearinghouse Data Map and Photo Gallery pages. All submissions will help inform both reconnaissance and recovery efforts.
3. Use the Fulcrum App
In addition to our Photo Upload Tool, EERI is using the Fulcrum App for gathering information in the field.
4. Inform EERI of your reconnaissance plans
Other Ways to Contribute