EERI’s professional development webinars covers a broad range of topics for the community of earthquake risk reduction professionals. You will hear about the latest impacts and lessons from recent earthquakes, learn about emerging research from Earthquake Spectra, and hear from leading experts on complex technical topics. Recordings from previous webinars can be found in the Digital Library and on EERI's YouTube Channel.

Quick Quake Briefing: 2024 New Jersey M4.8 Earthquake of April 5, 2024

Tuesday, June 18, 2024
12:00-01:00 PM Pacific Time 

QQB NY EarthquakeThe EERI Northern California Regional Chapter is hosting a FREE webinar on the recent earthquake that affected the northeast United States. The earthquake struck mid-morning near Whitehouse Station, New Jersey, and was felt by over 40 million people all across the northeastern United States from Maine in the north to Washington, D.C. in the south. USGS classified the shaking as light (MMI < IV) throughout the region. The following link is to a New York City evening news summary. The New Jersey event was an intraplate earthquake, unlike those that occur in California that are near a plate boundary.  While this earthquake was relatively small, quakes of this magnitude are widely felt in the eastern United States because of the seismic wave propagation characteristics in the region.  Although New York City did not suffer significant damage (40 miles east of epicenter), the city emergency response systems were activated.


  • Oliver Boyd, Ph.D., Research Geophysicist, U.S. Geological Survey.  He will present on the earthquake mechanism and the seismology of the east coast region.

  • Yegal Shamash, PE, Chief Structural Engineer, NYC Department of Buildings.  He will present on the earthquake damage and emergency response actions.

Earthquake Spectra Showcase: May 2024 Issue

Thursday, June 13, 2024
11:00 AM-12:30 PM Pacific Time

Join EERI webinar series showcasing papers of interest from each new issue of Earthquake Spectra! This webinar will feature two papers from the May 2024 issue—the Editor's Choice selection "Liquefaction-induced ground and building interactions in İskenderun from the 2023 Kahramanmaraş earthquake sequence,"  and the data paper "A building imagery database for the calibration of machine learning algorithms."

Lead authors Diane Moug and Vitor Silva will present the papers and respond to questions from participants, and Spectra Editor-in-Chief Jack Baker will moderate the webinar.


  • Diane Moug, Assistant Professor in the Civil & Environmental Engineering department, Portland State University
  • Vitor Silva, Risk Team Coordinator, Global Earthquake Model (GEM)
  • Jack Baker, Spectra Editor-in-Chief (moderator)

Quick Quake Briefing: Japan M7.5 Noto Peninsula Earthquake of 1 January 2024 Part 2: Buildings and Lifeline Damage

Thursday, April 25, 2024
03:00-04:30 PM Pacific Time

Japan QQB Part 2 webinarThe EERI Northern California Regional Chapter is hosting a FREE webinar on the earthquake that struck the west coast of Japan. The earthquake caused extensive damage to buildings. The earthquake struck on the Noto Peninsula in Ishikawa Prefecture.  The Japanese government estimated the total cost of damage at 18 billion dollars.  Most of the cost was attributed to damaged homes, roads, ports and other infrastructure. The Part 2 QQB deals with the damage to buildings and lifeline systems. At least 96,000 structures, including 74,000 houses, 190 public buildings and 22,000 of unspecified use, were damaged across Ishikawa Prefecture. Included were 24,000 which were partially or completely destroyed. At least 36,000 households and 19 medical facilities lost power following the earthquake and more than 110,000 households were left without water immediately after the quake.


  • Dr. Masahiro Kurata of the Disaster Prevention Research Institute, Kyoto University. He will present on observed building damage caused by the earthquake.
  • Dr. Yusuke Ono of the Department of Civil Engineering, Tottori University. He will present on observed damage to lifeline systems.

2024 EERI Annual Business Meeting

Wednesday, April 24, 2024
11:00 AM-12:00 PM Pacific Time

EERI's 2024 Business Meeting will be held via Zoom webinar on Wednesday, April 24 at 11:00 AM Pacific Time. President Janiele Maffei, President-Elect Ellen Rathje, and Secretary/Treasurer Lucy Arendt will present on EERI's activities and achievements in 2023 and discuss plans for the future. Current EERI members may register to attend the meeting.

Quick Quake Briefing: M7.5 Japan Earthquake of January 1, 2024

Thursday, February 22, 2024
03:00-04:30 PM Pacific Time 

Japan Earthquake ImageThe EERI Northern California Regional Chapter is hosting a FREE webinar on the earthquakes that struck the Nolo Peninsula on the west side of Japan. The shallow reverse-faulting shock achieved a Modified Mercalli intensity of IX (Violent). The shaking and accompanying tsunami caused extensive damage making it the deadliest earthquake in Japan since the 2016. Peak ground accelerations exceeding 1g were recorded at several locations and striking crustal uplift exceeding 10 feet was observed along with numerous types of ground failures.


  • Dr. Hiroyuki Goto of the Disaster Prevention Research Institute, Kyoto University. He will present on the strong ground motions observed from the earthquake.
  • Dr. Masataka Shiga of the Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering, Nagaoka University of Technology. He will present on the geotechnical aspects observed from the earthquake.

View a video recording of this webinar here. 

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