Learning from Earthquakes Webinar
Mexico Earthquake Reconnaissance Briefing
Tuesday, November 14, 2017
9:00 – 11:00 am PST
EERI will host the Mexico Earthquake Reconnaissance Briefing Webinar as a part of its Learning from Earthquakes program, on Tuesday, November 14, 2017 from 9:00 am to 11:00 am Pacific Standard Time.
During this free event, members of reconnaissance teams that studied the impacts of the September 19, 2017 earthquake will present their observations. The briefing will include the following presentations:
Photo: Retrofitted building in La Condesa/Roma area of Mexico City. Photographer: Patrick Murren, SOM
About the Speakers
Gilberto Mosqueda, EERI Reconnaissance Co-Lead/UC San Diego
Gilberto Mosqueda is a professor at the UC San Diego Jacobs School of Engineering. Professor Mosqueda’s primary research interests are in the experimental evaluation of large-scale structural and nonstructural components under seismic and other extreme loads. Mosqueda served as one of EERI’s Reconnaissance Co-leads for the Mexico earthquake and traveled to Mexico in October 2017.
Lucy Arendt, EERI Reconnaissance Co-Lead/St. Norbert College
Sergio Alcocer, UNAM
Tara Hutchinson, UC San Diego/GEER
Richard Allen, UC Berkeley
Richard Allen is the Director of the Berkeley Seismological Laboratory, and Professor and Chair of the Department of Earth and Planetary Science at UC Berkeley. He is an expert in earthquake alerting systems, developing methodologies to detect earthquakes and issue warnings prior to shaking. His group uses seismic and GPS sensing networks, and is experimenting with the use of smartphones. Allen was the seismology lead for the EERI Earthquake Early Warning Reconnaissance Team.
Luciano Roberto Fernández Sola, UAM
Luciano Fernandez is a Professor of Structural Engineering at the Universidad Autónoma Metropolitana unidad Azcapotzalco. He currently serves as Secretary for the Mexican Society of Structural Engineers. Fernandez coordinated the structural engineering brigades conducting building evaluations in Mexico City following the September 19 earthquake.
Erica Fischer, Oregon State University
Professional Development Hours (PDH) will be available from EERI after the webinar for $30.
More information on EERI’s response to the Mexico Earthquake can be found on the Puebla, Mexico Earthquake Virtual Clearinghouse website.Mexico Earthquake Virtual Clearinghouse website.
This Learning from Earthquakes Webinar is supported with funding under a cooperative agreement (EMW-2016- CA-00091) with FEMA/U.S. Department of Homeland Security.
The Earthquake Engineering Research Institute (EERI) is a national, nonprofit, technical society of engineers, geoscientists, architects, planners, public officials, and social scientists. EERI members include researchers, practicing professionals, educators, government officials, and building code regulators. The objective of EERI is to reduce earthquake risk by advancing the science and practice of earthquake engineering; improving understanding of the impact of earthquakes on the physical, social, economic, political, and cultural environment; and advocating comprehensive and realistic measures for reducing the harmful effects of earthquakes.
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