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MCEER Joins Multi-lateral Reconnaissance Team to Investigate the Effects of the Tsunami/Earthquake Disaster in South Asia

January 5, 2005

Satellite image of South AsiaMCEER Joins Multi-lateral Reconnaissance Team to Investigate the Effects of the Tsunami/Earthquake Disaster in South Asia. Ranked as one of the most catastrophic events in recent times, the Indonesian earthquake and subsequent tsunami has caused significant damage in 11 countries and resulted in over 150,000 casualties. Countless others are without housing and basic services. MCEER has joined a Thailand-Japanese Team of engineers who will be visiting hard hit areas in Thailand in early January 2005. Click here for the newly-posted Preliminary Field Report: Post-Tsunami Urban Damage Survey in Thailand, Using the VIEWS Reconnaissance System, and here for links to more preliminary reconnaissance information.


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