A briefing on the Christchurch, New Zealand, earthquake of February 22, 2011, was jointly organized by EERI’s Learning from Earthquakes Program and the Pacific Earthquake Engineering Research Center (PEER), and co-sponsored by GEER. This briefing was attended by over 50 attendees at the UC Berkeley venue, and web-broadcasted to listeners at nearly 200 locations across the US and around the world.
Date: Wednesday, April 6, 2011
Time: 3:00 pm – 5:30 pm
Location: Auditorium in Room 310, Sutardja Dai Hall (CITRIS Building), UC Berkeley. Directions.
- – Stephen Mahin of the Pacific Earthquake Engineering Research Center (Welcome) & Ronald Mayes of Simpson Gumpertz & Heger: Introductions & Darfield Earthquake
- – Ken Elwood (EERI Reconnaissance Team co-leader) of the University of British Columbia: Earthquake experience, spectral demands, critical building project
- – Russell Berkowitz of Forell/Elsesser: Structural performance observations
- – Fred Turner of the California Seismic Safety Commission: Performance of unreinforced masonry buildings & retrofitted structures
- – Donald Wells (GEER) of AMEC Geomatrix: Geotechnical observations & engineering geology
- – Misko Cubrinovski of the University of Canterbury in New Zealand discussing via video conference: Liquefaction
- – Anne Wein of the U.S. Geological Survey: Social impacts
- – Mary Comerio (EERI Reconnaissance Team co-leader) of the University of California, Berkeley: University, housing, policy, and recovery issues
- – Q&A Session
This seminar was hosted by:
- Pacific Earthquake Engineering Research Center (PEER)
- Earthquake Engineering Research Institute (EERI)
- Geo-Engineering Extreme Events Reconnaissance (GEER)
For more information about the Christchurch earthquake in New Zealand, visit the EERI Clearinghouse for the earthquake.
How can I attend this seminar?
- – Attend in person at Auditorium in Room 310, Sutardja Dai Hall (CITRIS), UC Berkeley. Directions.
- – Watch remotely via Webcast live at 3 pm April 6, 2010: mms://media.citris.berkeley.edu/PEER. The webcast will become available at 2:45 pm. It should load automatically, but if you have problems, make sure your computer has the latest version of Windows Media Player, RealPlayer or QuickTime installed.
- – Videos of the presentations will be archived on this web page for viewing after the event.