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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...

EERI releases updated white paper on functional recovery

EERI is pleased to release an updated white paper titled, "Functional Recovery: A Conceptual Framework with Policy Options," leading the earthquake risk reduction field in a new way of thinking about resilience and formulating responsive policy solutions.   This version supersedes our white pap...

EERI responds to M6.4 earthquake near Mamurras, Albania

Early in the morning of November 26, 2019, a M6.4 earthquake struck the western coast of Albania near the capital of Tirana. The EERI community extends its sympathy to the victims as rescue and relief work continues. EERI is currently monitoring the situation from media reports and notes from collea...

David Bonowitz selected as 2020 EERI Distinguished Lecturer

The Earthquake Engineering Research Institute is pleased to announce that David Bonowitz (M.EERI,1994), a leading structural engineer practicing in San Francisco, is the recipient of the 2020 Distinguished Lecture Award. Bonowitz will deliver the Distinguished Lecture, “Functional Recovery: What i...

2020 National Earthquake Conference seeks poster abstracts on Ridgecrest Earthquake Sequence

EERI is seeking poster abstracts on the 2019 Ridgecrest Earthquake Sequence for the 2020 National Earthquake Conference (NEC) to be held on March 4-6, 2020 in San Diego, CA. Proposal abstracts for presentations are welcome in the following topic areas:  Tectonics Surface Rupture Seismology Geo...

Carlos Molina Hutt awarded the Shah Prize

With a generous gift from the Shah family, EERI annually awards the Shah Prize to young professionals and academics for creativity, innovation, and entrepreneurial spirit in the field of earthquake risk mitigation and management. Dr. Carlos Molina Hutt (M. EERI, 2011) has been awarded the 2019 EERI...

2020 Annual Meeting and NEC to host largest Seismic Design Competition

  Don't miss the largest EERI Undergraduate Seismic Design Competition to date, happening at the 72nd EERI Annual Meeting and the National Earthquake Conference (NEC2020), March 2-6, 2020 in San Diego, California! We have proposals from 50 teams coming from eight countries, from as far as Eg...

A message from the EERI President, Laurie A. Johnson

Laurie Johnson (M.EERI,1990) While at the University of Washington a few weeks ago, I had the opportunity to visit with a few members of the local student chapter of EERI. Their enthusiasm for EERI and the Learning from Earthquakes (LFE) program is so exciting. Two of the graduate students partici...

Apply for a registration grant to the EERI Annual Meeting and National Earthquake Conference

If you are a graduate student or early-career academic/professional in need of financial support to attend the 2020 EERI Annual Meeting and National Earthquake Conference in San Diego, consider applying for one of our registration grants. Generously funded by the Federal Emergency Management Agenc...

Application open for the Housner Fellows Program

EERI is seeking exemplary early to mid-career professionals who are committed to earthquake risk mitigation for the Housner Fellows Program, Class of 2020. Fellows will participate in a Leadership Institute and develop a group project that makes a real impact in the field.  Professionals from all ...

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