New York-Northeast Chapter November Meeting

Seismic Design including Soil-Structure Interaction Effects Case Study: Metro Line Station and Twin Tunnels in Soft Ground Presenter: Dr. Christos Vrettos Date: November 14, 2012 Time: 5:30 pm - 7:00 pm Location: AECOM's Downtown New York Office, 20 Exchange Place, Conference Room 15H RSVP: T...

EERI Member Appreciation Sale Extended to October 7th! Act Now!

The EERI online store has undergone a remarkable transformation! It is now the EERI Knowledge Center and Online Store. This Member Appreciation Sale marks the opening of this improved, expanded, easy-to-navigate publication website showcasing EERI’s one-of-a-kind publication collection. As a tha...

Registration for "LFE Lessons for Practice” Seminar

Registration is now open at for a new one-day EERI technical seminar on Learning from Recent Major Earthquakes: Lessons for Practice, with support from FEMA/Department of Homeland Security. The seminar dates and locations are Wednesday, October 24, i...

EERI Southern California Chapter 2012 Fall Lecture Series

The EERI Southern California Chapter has launched a free 2012 Fall Lecture Series offering engineers, seismologists, emergency managers, educators, and scientists of the greater Los Angeles area an opportunity to learn about earthquake issues from distinguished nationally and internationally recogni...

Sept 7, 2012 M5.6 Earthquake in Jiaokui, China

On September 07, 2012 at 11:30AM local time, a series of earthquakes rattled the area near Jiaokui in Yiliang County, 1km away from the epicenter. More than 60 aftershocks have been recorded. The moderate earthquakes were shallow, about 10km from the surface, and in conjunction with poor constructio...

Sept 5, 2012 M7.6 Earthquake in Costa Rica

On September 5, 2012 at 8:42AM local time a M7.6 earthquake struck beneath the Nicoya Peninsula of Costa Rica at a depth of 40 km. The quake was 10 km from a nearby city of Hojancha and 140 km from the capital of San Jose. Initial reports do not claim any deaths directly due to the shaking. Repor...

EERI Proposes to Host 16WCEE

EERI recently submitted a first-rate bid to host the 16th World Conference on Earthquake Engineering in San Francisco in 2016.  Previously EERI hosted the 1st WCEE in Berkeley in 1956 and the 8th in San Francisco in 1984. The 16WCEE proposal is built around the theme of A New Paradigm: Earthquake E...

NEES-EERI Webinar on Precast Concrete Walls

"Precast Concrete Walls for Seismic Resistant-Design: From PRESSS Research to PreWEC" is the 8th in the Research to Practice Webinar Series co-produced by the Network for Earthquake Engineering Simulation (NEES) and EERI. There is no cost to attend. To register, visit

8/11/12 - Magnitudes 6.4 and 6.3 Earthquakes - Ahar, Iran

[showtime] The U.S. Geological Survey reported the first earthquake on Saturday, August 11th was a magnitude 6.4 and struck 60 kilometers northeast of the city of Tabriz at a depth of 9.9 kilometers. The second quake, magnitude 6.3, struck 11 minutes later. Its epicenter was 50 kilometers northeast ...

Earthquake Spectra: New Web Site

The EERI journal Earthquake Spectra has a new online home at This website currently accesses the most recent EQS volumes (2010 through 2012). The new online host, Allen Press, is moving older content to this site and expects to finish the transition before July 31st. In th...

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