Archives for August 2011

Grouting & Deep Mixing 2012

Location: New Orleans LA, USA

4th International Conference on Grouting and Deep Mixing

This conference will update the state-of-practice and state-of-the-art in grouting technology, continuing the series of successful grouting conferences initiated in 1982 and its ten-year updates in 1992 and 2003. The proceedings of this conference will follow the precedent of prior conference proceedings that have become staples on the bookshelves of grouting practitioners, designers and researchers worldwide.


Annual Meeting 2012: Spring in Memphis

Location: Memphis, TN

Mark your calendar! As the last of a series of bicentennial events marking the 200th anniversary of the historic series of strong earthquakes that struck the New Madrid seismic zone in late 1811 and early 1812, the 2012 EERI Annual Meeting will be held April 10-13 in Memphis, Tennessee.

Because of the significance of the anniversary, the Annual Meeting will be held in conjunction with the National Earthquake Conference (NEC) that is organized every four years by the FEMA consortia, consisting of the Western States Seismic Policy Council (WSSPC), the Central U.S. Earthquake Consortium (CUSEC), the Northeast States Emergency Consortium (NESEC), and the Cascadia Region Earthquake Workgroup (CREW). Several members of the EERI New Madrid Regional Chapter will serve on the local organizing committee.

Visit the 2012 Annual Meeting and National Earthquake Conference website for more information!

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.
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August 23, 2011, M5.8 Earthquake




Tsunami video provided by the Kamaishi Port

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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). Additional video from Kamaishi port and Kuji port will be available in the next few weeks.

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 (7MB).
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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 A printed version has been mailed to most EERI members. Anderson’s oral history offers insight into his roles as a supportive colleague and mentor and an architect of the current U.S. science and engineering research infrastructure.
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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 of the December 2010 Newsletter.
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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 the 2011 monthly EERI newsletters, the November 2011 regular issue of Earthquake Spectra, including online access to all past issues, and a reduced registration fee for the upcoming technical seminar on the Seismic Design and Performance of Nonstructural Elements. In addition, you will receive the latest information about recent earthquakes and post-earthquake reconnaissance reports. To join today, visit the online form here.

This offer is available only for NEW Regular, Affiliate, Young Professional or Institutional memberships.

*In 2010, the journal Earthquake Spectra achieved the highest impact factor among 115 civil engineering journals, reflecting the esteem it commands in the field.

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 on the southern San Andreas fault. Created by the USGS Multi Hazard Demonstration Project, the ShakeOut Scenario is novel in employing both multidisciplinary cutting-edge research and broadly accepted professional practice. The ShakeOut special issue communicates how science can enhance community resilience and has relevance far beyond California for earth sciences, earthquake engineering, preparedness, mitigation, emergency response, decision-making, and public policy. To place an order ($50 for EERI members, $75 for nonmembers), visit and look under “New Products.”
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