EERI Report

The November 7, 2012 M7.4 Guatemala Earthquake and its Implications for Disaster Reduction and Mitigation“.¬†A joint report of EERI and AGIES –¬†Learning from Earthquakes

During the first week of April 2013 a group of engineers from EERI and AGIES, along with consultants from the World Bank, visited some of the areas affected by the November 7, 2012 M7.4 earthquake. The main purpose of the visit was to collect information about the effects of the earthquake and to gain insight into current construction practices in the regions damaged. This report is the first in a series of case studies being developed by EERI on recovery and resilience in developing countries. It was funded by a grant agreement between EERI and the Global Facility for Disaster Recovery and Reconstruction (GFDRR) at The World Bank. The field study conducted by AGIES, EERI, and the World Bank, is a best practice worthy of replication for understanding the causes of structural damage and improving building codes and standards accordingly.