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MCEER/UB Investigator Joins PEER/EERI/GEER Team to Survey the Aftermath of the Tohoku, Japan Earthquake and Tsunami

map of 8.9M earthquake off coast of Honshu, Japan

MCEER investigator Gilberto Mosqueda, Associate Professor in the Department of Civil, Structural and Environmental Engineering, University at Buffalo, is part of the PEER/EERI/GEER team that investigated the aftermath of the 9-magnitude Tohoku, Japan earthquake that struck on March 11, 2011. The U.S. team met with Japanese colleagues to learn more about their reconnaissance efforts and identify potential areas of future research collaboration. Prof. Mosqueda focused on hospitals and nonstructural components. The team arrived in Japan on April 10 and was hosted by several Japanese organizations, including the Science Council of Japan (SCJ), Japan Association for Earthquake Engineering (JAEE), and Center for Urban Earthquake Engineering (CUEE).

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