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EERI Update on Virginia Earthquake

After the M5.8 earthquake of August 23rd, EERI assembled a team of east coast EERI members to document various aspects of the event.  James Beavers, a consulting structural engineer from Knoxville, Tennessee and William Anderson, a sociologist and an EERI board member from Washington DC are co-team...

The Alfred E. Alquist Special Recognition Medal is to be presented to an individual, company, or organization that has made substantial contributions to the field of seismic safety and earthquake risk reduction, having directly affected the seismic safety of the general population. The Medal may be ...

EERI Plans: Virginia Earthquake

At 1:51 EDT on Tuesday, August 23rd, a M5.8 earthquake with its epicenter in Northern Virginia shook most of the east coast with people reporting shaking between Georgia and Canada. There were no reported fatalities or serious injuries....

Tsunami video provided by the Kamaishi Port

Click here to view video EERI member Shunsuke Otani facilitated EERI's acquisition of a one hour, unedited video of the tsunami warning and the tsunami itself at Kamaishi Port. Footage provided courtesy Kamaishi Port Office, Ministry of Land, Infrastructure, Transport and Tourism (MLIT). Addition...

Social Science report on Great East Japan Earthquake and Tsunami now available

A 23-page report by an EERI reconnaissance team on the Societal Dimensions of the March 11, 2011, Great East Japan (Tohoku) Earthquake and Tsunami is now available online at http://www.eqclearinghouse.org/2011-03-11-sendai/files/2011/03/Japan-SocSci-Rpt-hirez-rev.pdf (7MB)....

William A. Anderson Oral History Available

The oral history of William A. Anderson, a scholar-pioneer in the field of sociology, is now available for purchase for $15 from https://www.eeri.org/cds_publications/catalog/product_info.php?products_id=335. A printed version has been mailed to most EERI members. Anderson's oral history offers insi...

U.S./China Symposium Report

A report on the meetings and field trip that took place October 19 to 21, 2010, during the First China/USA Symposium for the Advancement of Earthquake Sciences and Hazard Mitigation Practices is available to download from the "meetings" section. For more information about the symposium, see page 5 o...

Join EERI today for 2012 and get the rest of 2011 for free, including special issues of Earthquake Spectra!

Becoming an EERI member now for 2012 will entitle you to receive free special issues of the highly regarded journal Earthquake Spectra*, covering the topics of the Haiti earthquake of 2010 and the 2008 Southern California ShakeOut Scenario and Exercise! You will also receive at no charge the rest of...

Special Issue of Earthquake Spectra on the 2008 Southern California ShakeOut Scenario and Exercise

EERI and the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) are pleased to announce that the May 2011 issue of the EERI journal Earthquake Spectra is a special issue devoted to the USGS-led 2008 Southern California ShakeOut Scenario and Exercise, which hypothesized the occurrence and effects of an Mw7.8 earthquake o...

Call for Applications for Conference on Understanding Extreme Geohazards

Scientists and experts in geohazards and disaster risk management are invited to participate in the Conference on Understanding Extreme Geohazards to be held 27 November to 2 December 2011 in Spain, organized by the European Science Foundation (ESF) in partnership with the European Cooperation in Sc...

Help improve our ability to use imagery as part of the damage assessment GEOCAN process—participate in a current effort in Christchurch New Zealand!

Colleagues:As presidents of NZSEE and EERI, we are asking for your participation in a new online earthquake damage assessment of Christchurch New Zealand, using an innovative online tool to analyze the imagery — the Tomnod Disaster Mapper. This tool has been developed as part of EERI and NZSEE's c...

Liu Huixian Earthquake Engineering Scholarship Awards in 2011

The Huixian Earthquake Engineering Foundation (China) and the US-China Earthquake Engineering Foundation (USA) are pleased to announce that ten (10) Liu Huixian Earthquake Engineering Scholarship Awards are available in 2011. Applicants must be students pursuing a master's or doctor’s degree i...

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