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Remote earthquake reconnaissance feasibility study: March 2020 Zagreb earthquake, webinar

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Add to Calendar 27-01-2021 18:00 27-01-2021 19:30 false Europe/London Remote earthquake reconnaissance feasibility study: March 2020 Zagreb earthquake, webinar This presentation summarises the findings and challenges of performing a remote earthquake reconnaissance mission using information gathered primarily from the internet and social media. We will also present how newly developed LfE data collection app and spatial tools have been used in this mission.
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  • 27 January 2021
  • 18:00 - 19:30 (UK time)
Zagreb Earthquake

About this event

The Mw5.3 Zagreb earthquake occurred at 06:24 local time on Sunday 22 March 2020. Even though the event is minor in terms of its reported casualties and damage, its timing makes it noteworthy. At the time of the earthquake, Croatia - like most of Europe - was in partial lockdown in response to the Coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic.

As part of the Learning from Earthquakes (LfE) project funded by the EPSRC, this presentation summarises the findings and challenges of performing a remote earthquake reconnaissance mission using information gathered primarily from the internet and social media. We will also present how newly developed LfE data collection app and spatial tools have been used in this mission.
 

Speakers

Dr Emily So

University of Cambridge

The reconnaissance team was led by Dr Emily So, one of the Principal Investigators on LfE. She has 20 years of experience in the field of earthquake engineering and specialises in casualty loss estimation. She is Reader in Architectural Engineering at the Department of Architecture at the University of Cambridge.
 

Anamarija Babić

University of Zagreb

Anamarija Babić is a student from the Faculty of Civil Engineering at the University of Zagreb. She received a B.Sc. in Civil Engineering in 2018 and is completing her M.Sc. in Theory and Modelling of Structures. She was part of the field team deployed in Croatia.

Helena Majetić

University of Zagreb

Helena Majetic is also a student in the Faculty of Civil Engineering at the University of Zagreb. She received her B.Sc. in Civil Engineering in 2018 and is completing her M.Sc. in Theory and Modelling of Structures. She was part of the field team deployed in Croatia.

Valentina Putrino

University College London (UCL)

Valentina Putrino is the researcher of the LfE project, within the UCL TEAM. She is the main developer of the EEFIT Mobile App and coordinated the training of damage surveys for the team.

Dr Diana Contreras Mojica

Newcastle University

Dr Diana Contreras Mojica is a research associate on the LfE project and is in charge of coordinating the project’s social media platforms. Her area of expertise is in assessing social vulnerability to natural hazards. She was in charge of collating and reviewing social media data, especially from Twitter for the event.

Professor Josip Atalić

University of Zagreb

Professor Josip Atalić from the Faculty of Civil Engineering at the University of Zagreb was the main coordinator of the national post-earthquake damage assessments, organising the data collection and the analyses of surveys. Professor Atalić and his team were also responsible for drafting the Law on reconstruction (and all additional documents related to it) for the Croatian government after the earthquake.

He will join the LfE team on the panel for discussions following the main presentation.

For more information please contact:

Shelly-Ann Russell

e: [email protected]

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