Learning from Earthquakes

Earthquake Reconnaissance Data Sources, a Literature Review

Contreras, D., Wilkinson, S., & James, P. (2021). Earthquake Reconnaissance Data Sources, a Literature Review. Earth, 2(4), 1006-1037. doi:10.3390/earth2040060

EEFIT/LfE-UK Training sessions 2021

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.

Evening Lectures 2021

A total of 194 people attended the two Evening Lectures organised as part of the Earthquake Engineering Field Investigation Team (EEFIT) 2021 training sessions

EEFIT Evening Lectures 2021

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

17th World Conference on Earthquake Engineering (17WCEE)

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.

17th World Conference on Earthquake Engineering (17WCEE)

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.

37th General Assembly of the European Seismological Commission (ESC 2021)

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)

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 SDI's

Virtual Capacity Building Workshop on Regional Spatial Data Infrastructure (SDI) for sustainable Development in ECO countries

Assessing post-disaster recovery using sentiment analysis: The case of L’Aquila,

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

EEFIT Research Grant

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 role of social media in emergency response and post-disaster recovery

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.

The role of social media in emergency response and post-disaster recovery

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

Observations from the 26th November 2019 Albania earthquake

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

Special Issue: Hybrid Disaster Reconnaissance Missions

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.

The Aegean earthquake report published

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.

1st Croatian Conference on Earthquake Engineering (1CroCEE 2021)

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/

Global Earthquake DRRR

Learn how to reduce damage and facilitate disaster recovery through earthquake-resilient engineering

The 22nd March 2020 Zagreb earthquake remote mission

SECED and EEFIT invites to watch the record of the webinar released by ICE: Remote earthquake reconnaissance feasibility study: March 2020 Zagreb earthquake

Earthquakes in Indonesia and Argentina

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.

EEFIT & SECED_UK evening talk

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'

Aegean mission presentation

The record of the presentation of the Aegean earthquake reconnaissance mission is already available at https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pd1HHvRHM2o&t=4576s

EEFIT mission - Aegean earthquake

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.

Lecture: 2020 EEFIT Aegean earthquake mission

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

EEFIT fieldwork mission - Aegean earthquake

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.

Albania earthquake report published

We are pleased to announce that the report of the EEFIT mission on the November Mw 6.4 Albania earthquake is out

Earthquake in Turkey & Greece

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.

17WCEE proceedings

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

Publication & Launching Zagreb report

The Zagreb Earthquake of 22 March 2020: A remote study by the Learning from Earthquakes Team Publication

International Day for Disaster Risk Reduction

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

Project Advisory Committee (AC) meeting

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

Twitter account anniversary

The Twitter account @LEarthquakes is celebrating its first anniversary

Albania Earthquake damage observations

Mr Enes Velius presented the damage observations collected during the EEFIT mission to the Albania Earthquake to the ROSE school Research Group

International Women’s Day 2020

The project team wishes all women, who have participated in the EEFIT missions and training sessions, a happy women's day 2020

Earthquake reconnaissance remote mission to Zagreb

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.

EEFIT Mission Training session preparation

Getting ready for the EEFIT missions training session

Remote mission for earthquake in Croatia

The team of the project 'Learning from earthquakes' is currently working on a virtual reconnaissance mission of the damages the earthquake in Croatia

Albania Mission presentation in Pavia, Italy

Albania Mission Presentation in Pavia, Italy

Geologist Day 2020

The project team wishes all geologist, geophysicists and geochemists a wonderful Geologist Day !!!

5.4M earthquake in Zagreb

The project team would like to express its solidarity with the inhabitants of Zagreb in Croatia, affected by the 5.4M Earthquake

Learning from Earthquakes project meeting

Learning from Earthquakes project meeting at UCL after EEFIT training session

EEFIT Field Mission in Albania Lecture

Places are available for the EEFIT Field Mission lecture following the M6.4 earthquake in Albania in December 2019

Albania Mission Presentation in London, UK

Presentation of Field Mission observations from Albania Mision

EEFIT training session at IstructE

First EEFIT Mission training session at IstructE

Women in Science

The Project Team would like to congratulate all women in science !!!

EEFIT Mission Training session

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.

Haiti, Puerto Rico & Chile

Learning from earthquakes team (UK) expresses its solidarity with the population and authorities from Puerto Rico

EEFIT mission for the Albania earthquake finishes

EEFIT mission for the Albania earthquake came to its end

Earthquake in Albania

The Project Team would like to express its solidarity with the victims of the Earthquake in Albania.

EEFIT return missions 2020

Do not forget to apply !!!. Deadline: The 15th January 2020.bit.ly/39lFx1I

EEFIT mission for the Albania earthquake

EEFIT mission for the Albania earthquake

Report on Sulawesi

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.

EEFIT mission Mission report: Gorkha, Nepal April 2015 in PreventionWeb

EEFIT mission Mission report: Gorkha, Nepal April 2015 in PreventionWeb

Tsunami Awareness Day 2019

Tsunami Awareness Day

SECED evening hosted at ICE

What does true resilience mean for developing countries?

Seismic performance & post-earthquake reconstruction of stone masonry houses

Seismic performance & post-earthquake reconstruction of stone masonry houses in Nepal

EPICentre's Director, Prof Rossetto Interview with Turkish New Channel NTV

EPICentre's Director, Prof Rossetto Interview with Turkish New Channel NTV [Turkish Version]

SECED 2019 - EEFIT Session - EEFIT Missions over time

Dr Mathew Free presented: "A review of EEFIT mission over time 1983 to 2019"

Terrestrial Laser Scanning (TLS) training

Terrestrial Laser Scanning (TLS) training

DKG 2019: Urban-Rural Infrastructure Interdependencies

Dr Diana Contreras presented: "Socio-economic Vulnerability to Natural Hazards: Interdependencies of Healthcare Infrastructure. The case of Santiago Metropolitan Region, Chile"

SECED 2019 - EEFIT Session - Fragility Functions in Seismic Risk Assessment

Dr Viviana Novelli from Briston University presented: "Post-earthquake building surveys to derive fragility functions for use in seismic risk assessments"

SECED 2019 - EEFIT Session - EEFIT return missions

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"

SECED 2019 - EEFIT Session - Tsunami fieldwork by EEFIT

Dr Joshua Macabuag presented: "Lessons learned from post-tsunami fieldwork by EEFIT"

SECED 2019 - EEFIT Session - Christchurch & Gorkha earthquakes

Dr Sean Wilkinson presented:"The rewards of earthquake engineering - differences between Christchurch and Gorkha earthquakes"

SECED 2019 - EEFIT Session - Lessons from earthquake fieldwork

Ms Katerine Coates presented: "Lessons from earthquake fieldwork for seismic retrofit design"

SECED 2019 - Keynote speaker

Prof. Dr Dina D'Ayala was invited as the keynote speaker to present: "Can probabilistic performance-based engineering be extended to other hazards?

SECED 2019 - EEFIT-TDMRC mission to Sulawesi

Prof. Dr Tiziana Rosseto presented: Mission to Central Sulawesi earthquake 2018.

Nepal report

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.

SECED 2019 - School reconstruction in Nepal

Ms Louis Westoby presented: challenges affecting school reconstruction in Nepal

meeting INAIGEM

Dr. Nathan Forthsyte and Dr. Diana Contreras interchanged knowledge and experiences in the topics of glaciers, landslides, and earthquakes with colleagues from INAIGEM

meeting UNASAM

Dr Nathan Forthsyte and Dr Diana Contreras explored opportunities of collaboration in the topics of earthquakes and landslides with UNASAM in Huaraz, Peru

Visiting 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.

Meeting CERESIS

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.

EEFIT Mobile App Testing

Valentina Putrino is with The EEDM students of the UCL testing the Earthquake Engineering Field Investigation Team (EEFIT) Mobile App !!!

I-REC 2019 Conference

I-REC Conference 2019: Disrupting the status quo: Reconstruction, recovery and resisting disaster risk creation

PCEE 2019 Conference

Dr Sean Wilkinson attended the Pacific Conference on Earthquake Engineering (PCEE2019)