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Miyamoto is a global engineering, construction management and project management company that provides critical services that sustain industries and safeguard communities with offices worldwide.  We are a local company with global capacity. Our strategies save lives and impact economies.

Ecuador Earthquake Damage spans
200-km coastline

April 16, 2016 • 7.8-magnitude earthquake

As the death toll from the April 16, 7.8-magnitude earthquake in Ecuador continued to rise, the magnitude of the disaster came more clearly into focus. The earthquake struck off the west coast of Ecuador, injuring 2,500 people and killing more than 670 people. The area severely affected was huge, stretching more than 200 km along the Ecuadorian coastline. Read Dr. Miyamoto’s daily journals about our response in Ecuador.

  • Miyamoto, they bring all the expertise, taking into account the seismic area that we are in. – Richard T. Hale III, The Hale Corp.

  • They can be counted upon for creative solutions that balance risk from the perspective of a principal. We value their work with the highest regard. – Kipp Blewett, Rubicon Partners

  • There are dangerous buildings everywhere on earth. Unless we speak out and build better, we will see many more of  these tragedies in our lifetimes. – Kit Miyamoto

  • Yeah… Save people. Protect people. Teach; it is your mission … Never stop moving to the end of the world to do the best things. – Facebook Follower

  • It is nice to see the proactive approach you and your team have undertaken for Nepal earthquake… I still remember one of your slides, which says, ‘There is a cost for doing nothing.’ – Tamorish Kole, Society for Emergency Medicine, India


  • As structural engineers, we have a responsibility to prevent these disasters. – Kit Miyamoto

  • After talking to Miyamoto, we decided to do a complete retrofitting of the structure as well as an expansion. An earthquake by itself is not a fatality. It is how you build that makes the difference. – Richard Buteau, Karibe Hotel Owner

  • This building can withstand an unlimited number of earthquakes. That’s the difference… In the event of a major earthquake, this airport will be the center of emergency response for Southern California. – Dan Feger, Executive Director, Bob Hope Airport

Kathmandu, Nepal Earthquake

April 25, 2015 • 7.8-magnitude earthquake

On April 25, 2015 Kathmandu, Nepal was struck by a  7.8-magnitude earthquake. In the immediate aftermath of the earthquake, many large organizations stepped up to provide immediate relief by supplying food and water, temporary shelter and medical support. While this support is critical, we provided expert earthquake structural engineering and reconstruction advice quickly, such as assessing whether homes and buildings are safe to re-enter and helping locals develop a plan for rebuilding or retrofitting to seismic standards that will withstand the next large earthquake. Contact our Nepal office.

To date, we have more than 90 damage-assessment projects completed for private and public organizations and international agencies and many retrofit projects underway.

Miyamoto Global Disaster Relief

Nonprofit Earthquake Engineering Experts

Miyamoto ReliefMiyamoto Relief is the only nonprofit structural engineering organization in the world providing technical expertise before, during and after a disaster. Our mission is to save thousands of lives through state-of-the-art engineering in communities in need. Miyamoto Relief works globally to save lives through engineering, especially in places affected by disaster. One of the reasons we exist is to send teams of engineers to help affected populations after an earthquake. This is particularly important in developing countries, where the lack of engineering knowledge is critical for the life safety of community. Learn More

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Miyamoto International

Miyamoto International is a global earthquake strategy, structural engineering and project management company providing critical services that sustain industries and safeguard communities around the world. We are experts in delivering earthquake strategies and high performance engineering that reduce lifecycle costs and produce a positive net impact on a structure’s operation. Our broad spectrum of services can be deployed to meet engineering needs or brought together to tackle the complex challenges inherent in pre and post disaster environment. Built on decades of earthquake and structural engineering experience in the field, our expertise supports how clients address the economic, political, socio-cultural, sustainability and technical challenges involved in risk reduction and post-disaster recovery. Miyamoto businesses are strategically located worldwide in earthquake prone regions to impact economies and save lives.
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Miyamoto InternationalSunday, September 24th, 2017 at 7:06am
As another quake hits Mexico, Seismic Safety Commission Dr. Kit Miyamoto and his earthquake response team head to Mexico City to help businesses recover, assess next steps for damaged buildings, help owners determine if their buildings are indeed safe and report back to California's Seismic Safety Commission. To connect with the team in Mexico, please email derwin@miyamotointernational.com. Tagging: Gobierno de la Ciudad de México

Meanwhile, the San Francisco Chronicle looked at whether San Francisco is ready.
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Miyamoto InternationalFriday, September 22nd, 2017 at 5:34pm
Good story on @KCRA3 tonight about what California can learn from Mexico's earthquake as California Seismic Safety Commission Dr. Kit Miyamoto heads to Mexico City.
#fuerzamexico #earthquake #mexico
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Miyamoto InternationalFriday, September 22nd, 2017 at 5:12am
The Los Angeles Times did a great job explaining why some buildings that survived the 1985 earthquake didn't survive this one. Interviews include Dr. Kit Miyamoto and Dr. Lucy Jones. Los Angeles Times Los Angeles Times World Dr. Lucy Jones #mexicocity #puebla #earthquakemexico2017 #fuerzamexico

Structural engineers and expert damage-assessment teams from Miyamoto are headed to Mexico to assist local officials and communities.
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Miyamoto InternationalWednesday, September 20th, 2017 at 8:51am
Por favor todos: No se queden cerca de edificios que parezcan peligrosos despues de en terremoto.

Please everyone: Do not stay close to buildings that look dangerous after an earthquake.
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“Aquí el momento donde un edificio, al parecer en la Colonia Roma colapsa. https://t.co/rAYKX0lJjm
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Miyamoto InternationalWednesday, September 20th, 2017 at 7:05am
Here are the towns near today's M-7.1 earthquake in Mexico. The earthquake was 51 km deep.

Raboso, Mexico - 4.5 km away, Population: 4,374
Izúcar de Matamoros, Mexico - 7.2 km away, Population: 42,936
Atencingo, Mexico - 23.6 km way, Population: 12,910
Atlixco, Mexico, 36.1 km away, Population: 85,891
Puebla, Mexico, 55.0 km away, Population: 1,590,256

¿Cómo están todos allá?

UPDATE: Some buildings have collapsed in the capital, Mexico City, and people have died. Children are trapped in two collapsed schools. A very sad video is here. Por favor: No se queden cerca de edificios que parezcan peligrosos despues de un terremoto.

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Miyamoto InternationalSaturday, September 16th, 2017 at 8:14am
Fluid viscous dampers enable buildings to perform better in earthquakes. This is just one type of high-performance engineering technology we apply for resiliency and sustainability.

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