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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 continues to rise, the magnitude of the disaster comes more clearly into focus. The earthquake struck off the west coast of Ecuador, injuring 2,500 people and killing nearly 500. According to USGS estimates, the disaster has the potential of claiming an estimated 1,000 lives. Agence France-Presse reported Tuesday that about 1,700 people remain missing. The area severely affected is huge, stretching more than 200 km along the Ecuadorian coastline. Read Dr. Miyamoto’s daily journals as he travels through 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 InternationalWednesday, September 28th, 2016 at 1:47pm
Buildings are not the only thing that can be resilient. This cat survived 32 days in the rubble after the Italy earthquake. http://nypost.com/2016/09/26/miracle-cat-found-alive-in-rubble-32-days-after-earthquake-in-italy/
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Miyamoto InternationalWednesday, September 21st, 2016 at 11:34am
Following the M-7.8 earthquake here in April 2015, Dr. Kit Miyamoto and an assessment team traversed the Himalayas, analyzing post-earthquake conditions on popular trekking trails. Follow him in this video one year later on the Everest route as he returns to Nepal on a personal journey with his teenage daughter to see what progress has been made.
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Miyamoto InternationalWednesday, September 21st, 2016 at 9:02am
Following the M-7.8 earthquake here in April 2015, Dr. Kit Miyamoto and an assessment team traversed the Himalayas, analyzing post-earthquake conditions on popular trekking trails. Follow him in this video one year later on the Everest route as he returns to Nepal on a personal journey with his teenage daughter to see what progress has been made.
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Miyamoto International added 2 new photos.Saturday, September 17th, 2016 at 6:13am
Miyamoto teamed up with Williams + Paddon Architects + Planners, Inc. and XL Construction to participate in PARK(ing) Day, an annual open-source global event where citizens, artists and activists collaborate to temporarily transform metered parking spaces into temporary public places. Come by between 9 am and 7 pm on Friday, September 16 on 9th Street between J and K streets to check it out. #parkingday #downtownsac #downtownsacramento

FYI: The project began in 2005 when Rebar, a San Francisco art and design studio, converted a single metered parking space into a temporary public park in downtown San Francisco.

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Nepal Earthquake: Follow Kit one year later as he returns to Nepal on a personal journey w/ his daughter to see wha… https://t.co/DoD1gv2eaD 
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RT @AIANational:Secondary hazards are triggered by natural disasters; i.e. earthquakes can trigger fires or power outages. #NatlPrep https://t.co/Eh1Xar0keQ 
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@rand_vibration @leebosher true, but often you can strengthen a building enough, cost-effectively, so it is not a total loss after a quake. 
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ITALY EARTHQUAKE: Schools and Hospitals Among Heavily Damaged - Read the journal https://t.co/cWed8Cw2Wa https://t.co/TVG6kupF2e