StEER NETWORK ACTIVATION
EVENT: PUERTO RICO M6.4 EARTHQUAKE
LOCATION: PUERTO RICO
DATE OF EVENT: JANUARY 7, 2020
CURRENT LEVEL OF RESPONSE: VAST FORMATION
ANNOUNCEMENT ON FAST-1 (1/10/20)
StEER has a scout team jointly sponsored by Blume Center at Stanford on the ground now, led by Eduardo Miranda. They are beginning work in Ponce today and then moving progressively through the epicentral region by the weekend. PVRR has also been released this evening: https://aub.ie/steer_PR_EQ_Jan2020
ANNOUNCEMENT ON VAST ENROLLMENT (1/7/20)
StEER is currently monitoring the Puerto Rico earthquake and is in communication with faculty at UPRM conducting preliminary damage assessments. We are activating a Virtual Assessment Structural Team (VAST) to begin compiling information in support of their efforts, which will then inform subsequent levels of response from StEER in coordination with other partners.
Information is currently being shared on #puerto-rico-eq-1-6-2020 channel on Slack. StEER has established a secure VAST channel for those wishing to participate in authoring the preliminary virtual reconnaissance report. To be added, please directly message Tracy Kijewski-Correa (tkijewsk) in Slack.
We will continue to post further information on Slack and will send follow up emails if Field Assessment Structural Teams are mobilized.