Prof. Nweke Joins the Geotechnical Extreme Events Reconnaissance (GEER) Team for the Expedition to Taiwan Following the September M6.9 and M6.4 Earthquake Events

October 16, 2022By adminDeployment, Field Testing, Research No Comments

Prof. Nweke joins the GEER team for their expedition to southeastern Taiwan after the September (9/17 & 9/18) M6.4 and M6.9 earthquake events for the collection of perishable data and investigation in the to Geotechnical damages and observed seismic hazard consequences. Three Nanometric 120 second broadband seismometers also made the trip to collect ambient noise … Read More

Undergraduate Researcher Alex Quiachon Presents his work on Seismic Site Characterization

August 5, 2022By adminAchievement, News, Presentation No Comments

This summer our research group had the pleasure of hosting Alex Quiachon, an incoming civil engineering freshman student from the Summer Undergraduate Research Experience (SURE) Program hosted by USC Viterbi School of Engineering. Alex was tasked with performing field studies to determine the  spatial distribution of site period at two earthquake strong motion recording stations (Tarzana … Read More

Deployments of Seismometer Arrays for HVSR and MAM Data Collection at Tarzana Clubhouse (CE 24103) and LA VAMC Brentwood (NP 638)

July 26, 2022By adminDeployment, Field Testing, Research No Comments

The Nweke Research Group conducted field testing  to collect data for Horizontal to Vertical Spectral Ration (HVSR) and Microtremor Array Method (MAM). The field tests were conducted at two locations: (1) Nearby the Tarzana Clubhouse (Network/Station code = CE/24103) which recorded large amplifications in ground shaking during the 1994 Mw 6.7 Northridge Earthquake; and (2) … Read More