Earthquakeretrofit.org website launched to track risk reduction progress since 1989 Loma Prieta Earthquake
Earthquakeretrofit.org is a web based community mapping project that helps answer the question, "How have we reduced our earthquake risk in the 20 years since the Loma Prieta earthquake?" Anyone can add points to the map: homeowners, property managers, contractors, architects, engineers, or anyone willing to post their project. All are encouraged to participate at the website, http://www.earthquakeretrofit.org/ and to share the website with others.
It is hoped that this project will discover some trends related to retrofit project location or type such as: Does one city have more retrofits than its neighbors? Were more homes retrofit than offices, or vice versa? But mostly this site is about showing and sharing progress since Loma Prieta. It's an experiment in community mapping, and its success depends on the participation of those interested in earthquake mitigation.
This project was started by several passionate EERI members.
posted August 11, 2009