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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.

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

  • 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

  • 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


  • 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

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

  • 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

  • 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

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 InternationalTuesday, January 16th, 2018 at 7:12am
Just one cool thing our nonprofit is doing!
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Miyamoto InternationalTuesday, January 16th, 2018 at 6:59am
Photo: Training of engineers in Mexico City on the detailed assessment of damaged buildings continues. We applaud our partner, USAID - US Agency for International Development for funding this important work. Pictured in the USAID/Miyamoto hardhat is structural engineer Dr. Tom Nifuku from our Sacramento office. Tom specializes in disaster risk management and damage mitigation strategies.
#earthquake #risk #internationaldevelopment USAID México #CDMX
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Miyamoto InternationalFriday, January 12th, 2018 at 1:40pm
VIDEO: Fun, creative event benefitting downtown Los Angeles kids. Watch the video to find out more, then START DOODLING! Go to #1000drawingsDTLA #doodleforadifference #creatives #artists #causes #DTLA #DTLAevents
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Are you ready to start doodling for "Night of 1000 Drawings" #1000drawingsDTLA??? Miyamoto Relief and the Central City Association invite you to check out this creative and fun event benefitting the kids over at #metrocharterelementary. Thank you to our sponsors Gensler Los Angeles Swinerton ENGEO MiTek USA Avison Young, Herrick and Leeson Creative! Watch the video, then join us! This is its first year coming to LA! #losangeles #events #art #charity #thingstodo #DTLA
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Miyamoto InternationalWednesday, January 10th, 2018 at 12:39pm
This story by ABC7 shows how Los Angeles building owners are retrofitting vulnerable and dangerous structures BEFORE the next big earthquake. With the 24th anniversary of the Northridge M 6.4-earthquake nearly upon us (January 17), making Los Angeles resilient remains critical to protect our safety and economic future. Miyamoto structural engineer Richard Chen from our Los Angeles office explains. #seismic #retrofit #resiliency

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Miyamoto InternationalFriday, January 5th, 2018 at 11:16am
L.A. races to strengthen vulnerable buildings under its seismic ordinance, but will it be soon enough? asks the Los Angeles Times "Chances are it will happen before that 25-year deadline," said Dr. Kit Miyamoto, California Seismic Safety Commissioner. "...What we saw in Mexico City, we're going to see an even bigger deal in L.A."
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Miyamoto InternationalSaturday, December 30th, 2017 at 7:32am
The Calaveras Fault set off a M 3.9 earthquake east of San Jose, California this week. This fault is eyed closely by seismologists because the USGS gives it the second highest probability of releasing a M 6.7 or greater earthquake. Know your EQ hazard. Enter your address on Temblor to find out more. Check it out here and go to the app. https://temblor.net/

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