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June Leadership Communique from Heidi Tremayne

I’m thrilled to return to my role as Executive Director to see so much work completed and ongoing in support of the EERI membership. While my family leave to welcome my new daughter was only about 4 months, so much has been accomplished in that time to the benefit of EERI members: The 2024...

EERI Now Accepting Board of Director Applications for Positions

EERI is currently accepting applications for those interested in serving as elected or appointed Directors on the EERI Board of Directors beginning in March 2025. The eleven-member EERI Board of Directors is the central decision-making body for the organization. The Board represents the interests of...

USGS Alaska National Seismic Hazard Model Workshop

EERI will partner with the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) to host a one-day, in-person workshop on the 2023 USGS National Seismic Hazard Model for Alaska. More details on this workshop are available below. If you would like to attend, please register here. Date: Wednesday, June 26, 2024Time: 9:00 AM...

EERI Submits Bid to Host 2028 World Conference in Los Angeles

EERI recently submitted a bid to the International Association for Earthquake Engineering (IAEE) to host the 19th World Conference on Earthquake Engineering (WCEE) in Los Angeles, California from July 10-14, 2028. We hope to bring the world conference back to the United States for the first time in ...

EERI Supports the Continued Funding of the National Tsunami Hazard Mitigation Program through TWERA

EERI supports the continued funding of the National Tsunami Hazard Mitigation Program (NTHMP) through the reauthorization of the Tsunami Warning, Education, and Research Act (TWERA). The NTHMP typically provides $6M/year in partner grant funding to 27 US states and territories at risk of tsunamis. ...

Highlights from the 2024 EERI Annual Meeting in Seattle

Last week, almost nine hundred participants gathered in Seattle, Washington for EERI’s 2024 Annual Meeting and the 2024 Seismic Design Competition (SDC), which brought together more than 400 students in 40 university teams from 10 countries. EERI thanks the 2024AM Organizing Committee, especially ...

EERI Responds to April 3, 2024 M7.4 Taiwan Earthquake

EERI’s Learning From Earthquakes (LFE) program is currently monitoring the impacts of the destructive M7.4 earthquake that struck near Hualien City, Taiwan at 7:58 AM local time on April 3, 2024 (11:58 PM on April 2, 2024 UTC). A M6.4 aftershock occurred 13 minutes later. According to media report...

Leadership Communique: A Change in EERI’s Annual Meeting Plan for 2025

As we prepare to gather in Seattle for the 2024 Annual Meeting (2024AM), we want to share some important news about future EERI meetings. In recent years, EERI has responded to the challenges of the COVID-19 pandemic and escalating meeting costs by experimenting with different formats for the annual...

EERI Congratulates 5 Members Elected to the National Academy of Engineering

Five EERI members, Catherine E. French, Ashraf Habibullah, Bret Lizundia, Juan Carlos De La Llera, and Jonathan P. Stewart, have been elected to the National Academy of Engineering (NAE) as part of the class of 2024, and will be formally inducted into the academy this coming October. ...

A Year Since the 2023 Kahramanmaraş Earthquake Sequence: LFE Response

Today marks the one-year anniversary of the devastating Kahramanmaraş earthquake sequence in Turkey. At 4:17 AM on February 6, 2023, a M7.8 earthquake struck near the border of Kahramanmaraş and Gaziantep provinces, followed by a M7.5 earthquake nine hours later and 95 kilometers to the northeast....

EERI Responds to January 23, 2024 Xinjiang Earthquake

EERI’s Learning From Earthquakes (LFE) program is currently monitoring the impacts of the M7.0 earthquake that struck the Xinjiang province of China near the Kyrgyzstan border at 2:09 AM local time on Tuesday, January 23, 2024 (12:09 AM in Kyrgyzstan; 18:09 PM on January 22 UTC). According to medi...

LFE Japan M7.5 Earthquake Response Update

EERI’s Learning From Earthquakes (LFE) program continues to monitor the impacts of the M7.5 earthquake that struck just offshore of the Noto Peninsula in Japan at 4:10 PM local time on January 1, 2024. The LFE Executive Committee held a coordination call in early January and is consulting with Jap...

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