External reports

  Click here for a list of the many journal and conference papers that have arisen from EEFIT missions

  EEPI Map - Earthquake Engineering Photographic Investigation Map

EEPI Map (Earthquake Engineering Photographic Investigation Map) is a tool which enables photographs to be used to investigate building vulnerability to hazards, and analyse post-earthquake event damage patterns and shaking intensity. It is based on a comprehensive geo-referenced photographic database (containing nearly 12,000 photographs) which contains attributes of buildings and engineered structures, and includes a large number of photographs from previous Earthquake Engineering Field Investigation Team (EEFIT) missions.


Tacloban & Philippines: Typhoon Haiyan (Yolanda) 8 November 2013

Damage Assessment Report by Shalini Jagnarine-Azan

This paper presents findings and observations of the impact of Typhoon Yolanda on the Philippines and more specifically on Tacloban. Part 1 reviews the vulnerabilities of the country and presents the three natural factors of super typhoon Yolanda (wind speeds, storm surge and rainfall) that caused the most detrimental consequences on the lives, infrastructure and economy of Tacloban. Part 2 gives a pictoral overview of the structural and non-structural damage observed in Tacloban as well as some of the observed immediate impact on the people of Tacloban.


Winner for best paper at the SECED Young Engineers Conference (sponsored by EEFIT), 'Dynamic response of saturated fibre-reinforced sand' by K. Wang and A.J. Brennan.

Since the 1964 Niigata earthquake, severe damage caused by liquefaction has provoked people's attention. This paper studies fibre-reinforcement as an effective countermeasure to liquefaction.


The repair and strengthening guide for earthquake damaged low-rise domestic buildings in Gujarat, India, 2001

A field guide by Gujrat Relief Engineering Advice Team (GREAT)

This Guide is written by UK based Gujariti engineers who are professionally concerned that repairs and strengthening works on low rise domestic buildings damaged by the Bhuj earthquake are not being carried out properly, nor employing some of the Indian and other international standards that describe how non-engineered buildings can be made more earthquake resistant.


The Bam earthquake of 26 December 2003, Iran by Jubin Motamed, University of Westminster

A post disaster field report

At 05:26:56 local time on 26 December 2003 an earthquake of magnitude Mw = 6.5 struck the ancient town of Bam about 800km south-east of Tehran in Iran. The maximum intensity value was 9 EMS, and it caused almost total destruction of the town and the surrounding area of Baravat.


The Bam, Iran earthquake of 26 December 2003 by Ali Manafpour of Halcrow

A large earthquake with a magnitude of Mw=6.6 (USGS[3]) struck the city of Bam, located approximately 1000km southeast of Tehran, at 05:26:56 local time on Friday 26 December 2003.


Bingol, 2003 field report

As part of ongoing research at the University of Bath into the vulnerability of lowengineered reinforced concrete masonry infilled framed buildings, a post earthquake visit was organised to document the effects of the event that occurred on the 1 May 2003, at Bingol, Turkey.


Astor Valley 2002 field report

On the 20 November 2002 a moderate sized earthquake struck the west flank of the great Nanga Parbat mountain, Northern Areas, Pakistan. This was the first disastrous event in the general area since the Darel Earthquake of 1981.

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