On October 23, 2019, Organized by SKLGP, students of iRALL School 2019 were taught in the Center for Education and Communication on Disaster Prevention and Reduction of old Beichuan County, the town ruined by “5.12” Wenchuan Earthquake. After a field visit on the ruins of old BeiChuan, the students got a fully profound understanding of the earthquake and its derived geological disasters.
Prof. Wang Yunsheng was delivering a Lecture
Students in the class
Prof. Wang Yunsheng detailed old Beichuan County from geologic background, destruction by the earthquake and derived disasters. After the class, led by Prof. Wang Yunsheng and Prof. Hu Wei, the students moved to the old town and paid a field visit. The professors gave the students a on-site analysis on the ruptured buildings tilted at a variety of angles, derived disasters, surface deformation, and, in particular, triggering seismic scarp, which were all induced by Wenchuan Earthquake. Then, the students deeply impressed by the field visit, and got a vivid comprehension on the characteristics and activities of triggering seismic fault.
Field visit on old Beichuan County
On-site analysis by Prof. Wang Yunsheng