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Wenchuan Reconnaissance Report #1

Philip Yong & Jiashun Yu, 3 Nov 2008

The NZSEE team all arrived safely in Chengdu on Monday, 3 Nov 2008 and met up with Jiasun Yu, a co-leader of the reconnaissance mission. Jiashun was based in Chengdu over the last few weeks, he has been co-ordinating the detailed arrangement for the mission with our host the Chengdu University of Technology.

Our activities are as follows, subject to weather:

4 Nov (Tue) Wenchuan District, travelling from Dujiangyan to Yin Xiu: covering the Zipingpu Dam, Bei Hua Bridge that was severely damaged, buildings in Dujiangyan and Yin Xiu, landslides effects. Report …
5 Nov (Wed) Beichuan District, covering principally landslides and ruptures Report …
6 Nov (Thur) Workshop Report …
7 Nov (Fri) Hanwan Township: will see buildings, quake lakes, subject to final arrangement: the base isolated hospital. Report …
8 Nov (Sat) Highway Design Institute, Chengdu City Mayoral Office.
9 Nov (Sun) Back up day
10 Nov (Mon) Sichuan Seismological Bureau.
11 Nov (Tue) Leaving Chengdu.