StEER Preliminary Virtual Reconnaissance Report (PVRR): Aegean Sea Earthquake (M7.0), October 30, 2020

November 17, 2020

The Structural Extreme Events Reconnaissance (StEER) Network has issued a Preliminary Virtual Reconnaissance Report (PVRR) for the M7.0 Aegean Sea Earthquake that occurred on October 30, 2020.

The objectives of this PVRR are: 1) to provide details of the 30 October Mw 7.0 Aegean Sea earthquake, 2) to describe local codes and building practices, 3) to compare the recorded ground shaking with the values used for design, 4) to summarize the preliminary reports of damage to buildings and other infrastructure, including the disruption to the community in terms of fatalities, downtime, and economic losses, and 5) to highlight key lessons learned, with recommendations to inform the continued study of this event by the natural hazards engineering community. As the product of mostly virtual reconnaissance, the PVRR is not based upon detailed field investigations by StEER, though some field observations from members and collaborators in the region are included.

The briefing can be found here.

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