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EERI Seeks New Learning from Earthquakes Committee Chair/Co-Chairs

EERI is currently accepting applications for the position of Chair/Co-Chairs of the Learning from Earthquakes (LFE) Committee. The LFE Committee Chair or Co-Chairs provide oversight and leadership for EERI’s flagship program.  Access the application form here. In 2019, EERI launched the LFE Endo...

Public Policy and Advocacy Committee releases Citizen Advocacy Toolkit

The Public Policy and Advocacy Committee (PPA) is rolling out its latest project, the Citizen Advocate Toolkit, to make seismic risk reduction advocacy more accessible for EERI members around the United States. This toolkit describes lessons learned and best practices from the successes and failures...

A message to our members about recent violence and racism in America

We have been confronted again in America by the unnecessary loss of life. While massive protests and civil unrest continue across the country, these events have challenged us to reflect and wonder: what can EERI do in a meaningful and thoughtful way to be a catalyst for racial equity in our sphere o...

Webinar: Preliminary Observations and Findings from the EERI Palu, Indonesia Earthquake and Tsunami Resilience Reconnaissance Team

View a recording of the webinar here. Join us for a webinar to hear preliminary observations and findings from the EERI reconnaissance team that visited Palu, Indonesia earthquake in November 2019. The trip focused on issues related to ongoing population displacement and progress toward reconstruc...

Webinar: Reconnaissance Lessons Learned from the 2019 EERI New Zealand Travel Study Program

View a recording of the webinar here. Join us for a webinar — presented to you by the Younger Members Committee — featuring lessons learned from the Learning from Earthquakes 2019 Travel Study Program in New Zealand, developed in partnership with QuakeCoRE, the New Zealand Centre for Earthquake...

Webinar: Functional Recovery – Designing for Community Resilience

Explore the emerging and timely concept of functional recovery as a basis for earthquake-resistant design in the 2020 EERI Distinguished Lecture, featuring David Bonowitz. WEBINAR: Wednesday, April 29 at 11 am PT / 2 pm ET  FREE for EERI members and non-members | REGISTER HERE In this webinar,...

EERI Response to M5.7 Magna, Utah Earthquake

On Wednesday, March 18, a M5.7 earthquake struck near Magna, Utah. 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.  As EERI's current policy for COVID-19 health concerns prevents all in...

Architect and disaster recovery expert Mary Comerio profiled in latest EERI’s oral history

The Earthquake Engineering Research Institute (EERI) is excited to release the 27th volume of Connections: The EERI Oral History Series, featuring Mary Comerio (M.EERI,1988), an internationally recognized expert on disaster recovery.  A trailblazer in the merging of architecture and disaster resil...

EERI wraps up successful Annual Meeting and NEC in San Diego

EERI’s sold-out 72nd Annual Meeting and the quadrennial 2020 National Earthquake Conference (#NEC2020) took place March 4-6 in San Diego. The successful conference brought together more than 600 global attendees from across the academic, public, and private sectors to examine and share the lates...

Just released: San Diego Earthquake Scenario

We're pleased to unveil a new earthquake scenario and risk study for the San Diego region at the 2020 National Earthquake Conference and the 72nd EERI Annual Meeting. Developed by experts over the last five years, the scenario will showcase the impacts and consequences of a potential M6.9 earthquak...

Update to Membership about NEC and Coronavirus

The National Earthquake Conference and 72nd EERI Annual Meeting is planned to continue, but we ask all members and attendees to review the conference statement about the coronavirus, now posted at the NEC website https://earthquakeconference.org/pdf/Coronavirus_Statement.pdf Please contact This emai...

Webinar: USGS Web Tools for Site-Specific Ground Motion Hazard Analysis

USGS Web Tools for Site-Specific Ground Motion Hazard Analysis Wednesday, April 8 at 11 am PT / 2 pm ET | REGISTER HERE FREE for EERI members | $50 for non-members (PDH hours included upon request) You will leave the webinar with a greater understanding of how USGS web tools can be used to perfor...

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