Category Archives - Earthquake Field Reports

Celebrating the first full rollout of our Haitian damage assessment team.

Well oiled relief machine rolling through Haiti

March 17, 2010 - No Comments

Today was a big day. It was the first full rollout of the 150 Haitian engineers and 50 social workers for damage assessment. We arrived at the Public Works building at the 8 a.m. We had been struggling with the availability of equipment and transportation, but today was different. We had 20 vans ready and waiting for us.

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Japanese Embassy is located in Port-au-Prince, Haiti

Japanese Embassy in Haiti: Damage Assessment

March 7, 2010 - No Comments

Today the Japanese Ambassador asked us to do a damage assessment on their eight-story embassy in Port au Prince. Dominic, our engineer, and I met

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The Presidential Palace: A Fractured Haitian Icon

January 23, 2010 - No Comments

Early this morning, we got a call from the World Bank officer. He requested us to investigate the National Palace. Our team is excited about

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Searching for victims in concrete rubble with little or no tools.

2010 Haiti Earthquake Journal Entry 2

January 20, 2010 - No Comments

At 2 am I wake up to the sound of a shot gun blast outside of the house I am staying in. Well, this is the first time in my life I have ever been woken up by the sound of gunshot. I slowly spy from the back yard window to investigate. It is strange and silent.

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2010 Haiti Earthquake – Journal Entry 1

January 18, 2010 - No Comments

The sky is gray and humidity is high today. We drive toward the US embassy. I see a badly damaged modern commercial structure on my right; the CMU walls pealed out in agony from the main structure.

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Sichuan, China 2008 Earthquake Journal – Part 3

May 20, 2008 - No Comments

May 20, 2008
2:00 am
The front desk calls to tell me that the government has just issued an earthquake warning and everyone must move

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