Learning from Earthquakes
On September 13th, the 2022 EEFIT return mission to Nepal presented the fieldwork results at the IstructE headquarters in London.
2022 EEFIT Nepal return mission:Shared knowledge on earthquake recovery and reconstruction
The team project LfE (UK) announces the most recent publication: Hybrid Reconnaissance Mission to the 30 October 2020 Aegean Sea Earthquake and Tsunami (Izmir, Turkey & Samos, Greece): Description of Data Collection Methods and Damage
EEFIT RESEARCH GRANT is OPEN. Supporting short-term projects that will benefit earthquake (& related hazards) Disaster mitigation & post-disaster reconnaissance efforts, up to 2 AWARDS of £1,500. Deadline: 17:00 on Friday 15 July 2022
The LfE UK team supports the EEFIT return mission to Nepal to evaluate the recovery. Workshop: May 23rd, Hotel Shanker, Kathmandu. To attend, please email firstname.lastname@example.org & email@example.com
Dr Diana Contreras was interviewed for the podcast: 'Tell me your risk: Science behind the scenes' organised by the Institute of Geography of UNAM.
We are extremely happy to share the latest publication in the frame of the project: 'Accuracy of a pre-trained SA classification model on tweets related to emergency response and early recovery assessment: 2019 Albanian earthquake'
It is our pleasure to share the most recent publication in the frame of the project: 'Intensity-Based Sentiment and Topic Analysis. This publication is part of the Special issue:'Hybrid Disaster Reconnaissance missions'.
Professor Carolina Martinez from the PUC of Chile invited Dr Diana Contreras, from the LfE UK team to the Round Table:'Reconstruction processes in Chile: experiences and challenges for public policies' at the SRALA2021 conference
An average of 22 participants attended the three training sessions organised by EEFIT and part of the team of the project Learning from Earthquakes(LfE) UK team project
Contreras, D., Wilkinson, S., & James, P. (2021). Earthquake Reconnaissance Data Sources, a Literature Review. Earth, 2(4), 1006-1037. doi:10.3390/earth2040060
EEFIT mission online training: Mission launch - Fieldwork - Data management. November 16th, 23rd and 30th,2021 at 18:00 - 19:30 GMT. Places available for EEFIT members.
A total of 194 people attended the two Evening Lectures organised as part of the Earthquake Engineering Field Investigation Team (EEFIT) 2021 training sessions
Learning from Earthquakes Team invites to the EEFIT Evening Lectures on October 4 & 11 2021. Lectures will be online, free to all and from 18:00 to 19:30 (BST). Registration is now open
Freddi et al (2021). Observations from the 26th November 2019 Albania earthquake: the earthquake engineering field investigation team (EEFIT) mission. Bulletin of Earthquake Engineering. doi:10.1007/s10518-021-01062-8
The team project from Newcastle University presented at the 17WCEE: Assessing post-disaster recovery using SA based on Twitter data. The cases of L'Aquila, Chile and Haiti.
Team project invites to attend the presentation:'Assessing Post-disaster Recovery Using SA. The case of L'Aquila, Haiti and Chile' by Dr Diana Contreras. Session O02A11 at the 17WCEE.
Successful participation of the Learning from Earthquake (LfE) team from Newcastle University and EMSC at the 37th General Assembly of the European Seismological Commission (ESC 2021)
Team project & EMSC invites to attend the 37th General Assembly of the European Seismological Commission. Session 11: From School Seismology to Citizen Science & Session 01: Machine learning solutions to seismic problems
Virtual Capacity Building Workshop on Regional Spatial Data Infrastructure (SDI) for sustainable Development in ECO countries
The result of the application of sentiment analysis (SA) for the assessment of post-disaster recovery processes using Twitter data taking the opportunity the commemoration the 10th Anniversary of the earthquake in L'Aquila, Italy
This EEFIT Field Mission report details the effects of the Mw 6.9 earthquake which struck the Aegean coasts of Greece and Turkey on the 30th October 2020.
The LfE UK team invites to apply for the EEFIT grant £1,500. Deadline: July 16th, 2021. At: https://www.istructe.org/training-and-development/apply-for-grants/eefit-research-grants/
The talk: 'The role of social media in emergency response and post-disaster recovery' was attended by Faculty members and students from la Universidad de Valparaiso in Chile and practitioners from Colombia.
Dr Diana Contreras is going to present at la Universidad de Valparaíso in Chile the role of social media in emergency response and post-disaster recovery, with a special focus on the 10th anniversary of the Maule earthquake and tsunami
Disaster Reconnaissance Missions: Is a hybrid approach the way forward? Contributions to the special issue: Hybrid Disaster Reconnaissance at Frontiers in the built environment are welcome.
Preliminary results of the project are presented at the 1CroCEE 2021 on March 23rd. Sessions 2A & Session 2D. Additional information at https://crocee.grad.hr/event/1/
Learn how to reduce damage and facilitate disaster recovery through earthquake-resilient engineering
SECED and EEFIT invites to watch the record of the webinar released by ICE: Remote earthquake reconnaissance feasibility study: March 2020 Zagreb earthquake
The record of the presentation of the Aegean earthquake reconnaissance mission is already available at https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pd1HHvRHM2o&t=4576s
The project team would like to express its solidarity with the inhabitants of Indonesia's Sulawesi island and San Juan, Argentina for the earthquakes that struck these areas on the 15th and 19th January. Our thoughts are with you.
The project team would like to express its solidarity with the inhabitants of Izmir in Turkey and Samos in Greece, affected by the Earthquake on the 30th October added to the crisis caused by the COVIDー19 pandemic in Europe.
The 17WCEE conference proceedings have been released !!! team members invite you to read one of the outputs of our project published in this conference proceedings
Learning from Earthquakes team invites to the 1st co-badged EEFIT and SECED_UK evening talk of 2021 entitled:'Remote earthquake reconnaissance feasibility study: Zagreb earthquake of March 2020'
Fieldwork started on November 30 and will be on-going until December 13, 2020. The mission on fieldwork will be undertaken by Mr Eser Çabuk and Mr Anil köşker, Master Students and Research Assistants from METU.
Introductory meeting to the EEFIT mission for the Aegean Earthquake led by Dr Yasemin Aktas. The mission will take place from November 30 to December 13, 2020, and the team will be integrated by 24 members from the academy and Industry.
Learning from Earthquakes (LfE) team invites followers to attend the lecture. Book a place for the 17th November at 18:00 (GMT) at http://ow.ly/As4m50CBCfh
We are pleased to announce that the report of the EEFIT mission on the November Mw 6.4 Albania earthquake is out
The Zagreb Earthquake of 22 March 2020: A remote study by the Learning from Earthquakes Team Publication
Under Covid-19 restrictions, the LFE project team, led by Dr So, carried out a remote reconnaissance mission to Zagreb, Croatia after the earthquake on 22 March 2020. Here is a link to the blogs written by their local ground survey team.
The team of the project shares the recent outputs in the observance of the International Day for Disaster Risk Reduction (DRR). Thanks to all who have contributed to these outputs
LfE project organized its firs Advisory Committee (AC) on the 30th July 2020 to evaluate the progress of the project in the deliveries on each work package
Mr Enes Velius presented the damage observations collected during the EEFIT mission to the Albania Earthquake to the ROSE school Research Group
The project team wishes all women, who have participated in the EEFIT missions and training sessions, a happy women's day 2020
The team of the project 'Learning from earthquakes' is currently working on a virtual reconnaissance mission of the damages the earthquake in Croatia
The project team wishes all geologist, geophysicists and geochemists a wonderful Geologist Day !!!
The project team would like to express its solidarity with the inhabitants of Zagreb in Croatia, affected by the 5.4M Earthquake
Places are available for the EEFIT Field Mission lecture following the M6.4 earthquake in Albania in December 2019
Learning from Earthquakes project meeting at UCL after EEFIT training session
Presentation of Field Mission observations from Albania Mision
The Earthquake Engineering Field Investigation Team (EEFIT) Mission Training course aims to prepare future Team Leaders by sharing guidance and lessons learned from past earthquake reconnaissance missions.
Learning from earthquakes team (UK) expresses its solidarity with the population and authorities from Puerto Rico
EEFIT mission for the Albania earthquake came to its end
The Project Team would like to express its solidarity with the victims of the Earthquake in Albania.
Do not forget to apply !!!. Deadline: The 15th January 2020.bit.ly/39lFx1I
Dr Mathew Free presented: "A review of EEFIT mission over time 1983 to 2019"
EEFIT mission Mission report: Gorkha, Nepal April 2015 in PreventionWeb
The EEFIT Mission report of the Central Sulawesi, Indonesia Earthquake and Tsunami of 28th September 2018 has been published. It is also available on our Resources webpage.
Seismic performance & post-earthquake reconstruction of stone masonry houses in Nepal
EPICentre's Director, Prof Rossetto Interview with Turkish New Channel NTV [Turkish Version]
Dr Diana Contreras presented: "Socio-economic Vulnerability to Natural Hazards: Interdependencies of Healthcare Infrastructure. The case of Santiago Metropolitan Region, Chile"
Dr Viviana Novelli from Briston University presented: "Post-earthquake building surveys to derive fragility functions for use in seismic risk assessments"
Ms Valentina Putrino presented: The benefit of return missions for a better understanding of building's behaviour under repeated shakings: the case of Norcia, Italy"
Dr Joshua Macabuag presented: "Lessons learned from post-tsunami fieldwork by EEFIT"
Dr Sean Wilkinson presented:"The rewards of earthquake engineering - differences between Christchurch and Gorkha earthquakes"
Ms Katerine Coates presented: "Lessons from earthquake fieldwork for seismic retrofit design"
Prof. Dr Dina D'Ayala was invited as the keynote speaker to present: "Can probabilistic performance-based engineering be extended to other hazards?
Prof. Dr Tiziana Rosseto presented: Mission to Central Sulawesi earthquake 2018.
The EEFIT Field Mission Report on the MW 7.8 Gorkha, Nepal earthquake of 25 April 2015 has been published. You can find it at https://tinyurl.com/y34ojm3e.
Ms Louis Westoby presented: challenges affecting school reconstruction in Nepal
Dr. Nathan Forthsyte and Dr. Diana Contreras interchanged knowledge and experiences in the topics of glaciers, landslides, and earthquakes with colleagues from INAIGEM
Dr Nathan Forthsyte and Dr Diana Contreras explored opportunities of collaboration in the topics of earthquakes and landslides with UNASAM in Huaraz, Peru
Dr Nathan Forthsyte and Dr Diana Contreras visited the city of Huaraz (Peru). This city was struck by the 1970 Ancash earthquake (7.9 Mw). The earthquake triggered a snow avalanche from the Huascaran Mount buried the town of Yungai.
Dr. Nathan Forthsyte and Dr. Diana Contreras met the Executive Director of the seismic Regional Center for South America (CERESIS) during their visit to Peru in the framework of the GCA: ‘pump-priming’ activity in Peru.
Valentina Putrino is with The EEDM students of the UCL testing the Earthquake Engineering Field Investigation Team (EEFIT) Mobile App !!!
I-REC Conference 2019: Disrupting the status quo: Reconstruction, recovery and resisting disaster risk creation