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YMC blog: Learning from Earthquakes - Returning to New Zealand to observe long-term recovery efforts after the 2010-2011 Canterbury earthquake sequence and 2016 Mw 7.8 Kaikoura earthquake

The Younger Members Committee is pleased to share its new blog! Be sure to check out the latest post by Christine Beyzaei (M.EERI, 2014). Christine is a Senior Engineer in the Civil Engineering Practice at Exponent in Oakland, where she specializes in geotechnical engineering. Christine holds a Ph...

EERI response to M6.4 Puerto Rico earthquake

On Tuesday, January 7, a M6.4 earthquake struck Puerto Rico. The EERI community extends its sympathy to the impacted communities. EERI is currently monitoring the situation from media reports and notes from colleagues in the impacted region as part of its Learning from Earthquakes Program and is con...

Palu reconnaissance trip studies population displacement and reconstruction

In November 2019, an EERI team—composed of Rob Olshansky (M.EERI,1997), Kanako Iuchi (M.EERI,2011), and Ghazala Naeem (M.EERI,2014)—completed an LFE reconnaissance visit to Palu, Indonesia, 14 months following the devastating September 2018 earthquake and tsunami. Complementing a previous...

EERI announces 2019 student paper awards

EERI is pleased to announce the winners of the EERI 2019 Student Paper Awards! The winners will be honored at the EERI award ceremony at the 2020 National Earthquake Conference and EERI Annual Meeting. The Graduate Student Paper Award goes to Ganyu Teng of Stanford University for the paper, “Eval...

A message from EERI Executive Director Heidi Tremayne

The new year is here and it will start off strong for EERI with the joint National Earthquake Conference and 72nd EERI Annual Meeting! For many months now, more than 30 member volunteers on various committees have been planning the conference. This will be a special conference that blends many comm...

YMC blog: Cushing, Oklahoma - What’s happened to the historic downtown in the years following the 07 November 2016 M5.0 Earthquake?

The Younger Members Committee is pleased to share its new blog! Be sure to check out the first post by YMC Co-Chair Ezra Jampole (M.EERI, 2012). Ezra is a Senior Engineer in the Buildings and Structures Practice at Exponent in New York City, where he investigates structural engineering failures. E...

NEC2020 technical sessions focus on new federal products, resources, initiatives

The 2020 National Earthquake Conference and 72nd EERI Annual Meeting are pleased to announce an exciting line-up of technical sessions designed to broaden your perspectives and impact. The conference will be held March 4-6, 2020 in San Diego, Calif. The following sessions will focus on the release...

Just announced: 2018 Earthquake Spectra Outstanding Paper Award

Anastasios Sextos EERI is pleased to announce the winner of the 2018 Outstanding Paper Award from Earthquake Spectra, "Local Site Effects and Incremental Damage of Buildings During the 2016 Central Italy Earthquake Sequence" (Volume: 34 issue: 4, page(s): 1639-1669). The paper is authored by Ana...

Benefit from NEC2020 technical sessions designed for you

Stuck in a rut of delivering project after project, deadline after deadline, and trying to look for ways to understand how your work fits into the bigger picture? At the 2020 National Earthquake Conference and EERI Annual Meeting to be held March 2-6, 2020 in San Diego, we’ve designed technical ...

EERI coordinates reconnaissance efforts for the M6.4 Durres, Albania Earthquake

EERI is actively responding to the November 26 M6.4 Durres, Albania Earthquake. The Learning From Earthquakes (LFE) Executive Committee met on December 1 to determine EERI’s response. Based on information provided in the Virtual Earthquake Reconnaissance Team (VERT) report and by other members i...

Jack Moehle to receive the 2020 George W. Housner Medal

EERI is pleased to announce that Jack Moehle (M.EERI,1981), the Ed and Diane Wilson Presidential Professor of Structural Engineering at UC Berkeley, is the recipient of the George W. Housner Medal. The medal is awarded for extraordinary and lasting contributions to public earthquake safety through...

Tony Shakal to receive the 2020 Alfred E. Alquist Special Recognition Medal

EERI is pleased to announce that Tony Shakal (M.EERI,1980) is the recipient of the 2020 Alfred E. Alquist Special Recognition Medal. The medal is awarded for substantial contributions to the field of seismic safety and earthquake risk reduction, having directly affected the seismic safety of the g...

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