Surigao, Philippines: Examining Damages after the 6.7-magnitude Earthquake on February 10, 2017

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From February 23 to February 25, 2017, Carl and Linnel from our engineering team in the Philippines performed post-earthquake reconnaissance following the 6.7 earthquake in Surigao Del Norte, on the north side of the island Mindinao. The team investigated and documented the response of rural school buildings and informal urban housing in the area, which will help inform our retrofit efforts in Manila and further our understanding of the seismic vulnerability of school buildings. The highest concentration of damaged housing exists in Surigao City, and San Francisco¬†has experienced the most significant damage to schools. Unfortunately San Francisco is inaccessible due … Read More