News & Events

SRALA 2021

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

Last modified: Fri, 03 Dec 2021 11:58:57 GMT

EEFIT/LfE (UK) Training sessions

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

Last modified: Thu, 02 Dec 2021 20:32:14 GMT

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

Last modified: Thu, 02 Dec 2021 09:20:12 GMT

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.

Last modified: Mon, 08 Nov 2021 07:15:07 GMT

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

Last modified: Mon, 08 Nov 2021 07:42:15 GMT

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

Last modified: Fri, 01 Oct 2021 07:48:39 BST

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.

Last modified: Sun, 03 Oct 2021 10:32:20 BST

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.

Last modified: Fri, 01 Oct 2021 08:16:44 BST

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)

Last modified: Sun, 26 Sep 2021 15:15:08 BST

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

Last modified: Mon, 20 Sep 2021 13:11:39 BST

Virtual Capacity Building workshop on Regional SDI's

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

Last modified: Sun, 19 Sep 2021 14:55:00 BST

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

Last modified: Sun, 15 Aug 2021 19:28:14 BST

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/

Last modified: Mon, 05 Jul 2021 15:57:01 BST

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.

Last modified: Mon, 05 Jul 2021 12:40:41 BST

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

Last modified: Thu, 24 Jun 2021 09:35:19 BST

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

Last modified: Fri, 05 Mar 2021 09:16:46 GMT

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.

Last modified: Wed, 28 Apr 2021 09:59:41 BST

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.

Last modified: Wed, 26 May 2021 18:06:31 BST

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/

Last modified: Wed, 28 Jul 2021 14:53:00 BST

Global Earthquake DRRR

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

Last modified: Fri, 18 Sep 2020 09:53:23 BST

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

Last modified: Mon, 01 Mar 2021 19:48:42 GMT

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.

Last modified: Wed, 20 Jan 2021 14:42:30 GMT

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'

Last modified: Fri, 15 Jan 2021 16:16:40 GMT

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

Last modified: Thu, 07 Jan 2021 12:36:58 GMT

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.

Last modified: Tue, 01 Dec 2020 16:10:21 GMT

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

Last modified: Mon, 14 Dec 2020 17:04:37 GMT

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.

Last modified: Tue, 01 Dec 2020 16:07:12 GMT

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

Last modified: Wed, 26 May 2021 18:15:16 BST

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.

Last modified: Mon, 02 Nov 2020 15:04:26 GMT

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

Last modified: Mon, 05 Oct 2020 14:10:38 BST

Publication & Launching Zagreb report

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

Last modified: Fri, 23 Oct 2020 15:17:08 BST

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

Last modified: Tue, 13 Oct 2020 14:49:53 BST

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

Last modified: Fri, 18 Sep 2020 11:10:51 BST

Twitter account anniversary

The Twitter account @LEarthquakes is celebrating its first anniversary

Last modified: Tue, 01 Sep 2020 12:19:41 BST

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.

Last modified: Wed, 01 Jul 2020 15:18:17 BST

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

Last modified: Thu, 16 Jul 2020 13:26:16 BST

EEFIT Mission Training session preparation

Getting ready for the EEFIT missions training session

Last modified: Tue, 03 Mar 2020 17:13:48 GMT

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

Last modified: Sun, 08 Mar 2020 17:13:59 GMT

Albania Mission presentation in Pavia, Italy

Albania Mission Presentation in Pavia, Italy

Last modified: Mon, 10 Feb 2020 15:51:34 GMT

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

Last modified: Fri, 05 Mar 2021 14:23:11 GMT

Geologist Day 2020

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

Last modified: Mon, 06 Apr 2020 15:09:25 BST

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

Last modified: Mon, 23 Mar 2020 13:54:14 GMT

Learning from Earthquakes project meeting

Learning from Earthquakes project meeting at UCL after EEFIT training session

Last modified: Sun, 01 Mar 2020 15:23:56 GMT

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

Last modified: Wed, 22 Jan 2020 10:38:04 GMT

Albania Mission Presentation in London, UK

Presentation of Field Mission observations from Albania Mision

Last modified: Mon, 10 Feb 2020 11:58:06 GMT

EEFIT training session at IstructE

First EEFIT Mission training session at IstructE

Last modified: Sun, 01 Mar 2020 15:13:27 GMT

Women in Science

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

Last modified: Wed, 12 Feb 2020 11:37:13 GMT

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.

Last modified: Tue, 03 Mar 2020 17:13:24 GMT

Haiti, Puerto Rico & Chile

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

Last modified: Mon, 13 Jan 2020 11:31:41 GMT

EEFIT mission for the Albania earthquake finishes

EEFIT mission for the Albania earthquake came to its end

Last modified: Thu, 19 Dec 2019 02:20:51 GMT

Earthquake in Albania

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

Last modified: Sat, 14 Dec 2019 19:27:21 GMT

EEFIT return missions 2020

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

Last modified: Fri, 27 Dec 2019 19:31:51 GMT

EEFIT mission for the Albania earthquake

EEFIT mission for the Albania earthquake

Last modified: Tue, 03 Nov 2020 11:16:28 GMT

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

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

Last modified: Thu, 07 Nov 2019 09:34:59 GMT

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.

Last modified: Wed, 11 Dec 2019 11:38:55 GMT

Tsunami Awareness Day 2019

Tsunami Awareness Day

Last modified: Tue, 05 Nov 2019 14:54:04 GMT

SECED evening hosted at ICE

What does true resilience mean for developing countries?

Last modified: Wed, 13 Nov 2019 10:02:06 GMT

Seismic performance & post-earthquake reconstruction of stone masonry houses

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

Last modified: Thu, 31 Oct 2019 14:26:08 GMT

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

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

Last modified: Wed, 30 Oct 2019 09:17:55 GMT

SECED 2019 - EEFIT Session - EEFIT Missions over time

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

Last modified: Tue, 08 Oct 2019 11:33:25 BST

Terrestrial Laser Scanning (TLS) training

Terrestrial Laser Scanning (TLS) training

Last modified: Tue, 05 Nov 2019 16:47:49 GMT

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"

Last modified: Thu, 10 Oct 2019 10:25:14 BST

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"

Last modified: Wed, 09 Oct 2019 10:02:43 BST

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"

Last modified: Tue, 08 Oct 2019 16:40:18 BST

SECED 2019 - EEFIT Session - Tsunami fieldwork by EEFIT

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

Last modified: Tue, 08 Oct 2019 15:31:07 BST

SECED 2019 - EEFIT Session - Christchurch & Gorkha earthquakes

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

Last modified: Tue, 08 Oct 2019 14:51:01 BST

SECED 2019 - EEFIT Session - Lessons from earthquake fieldwork

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

Last modified: Tue, 08 Oct 2019 14:17:56 BST

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?

Last modified: Wed, 09 Oct 2019 12:50:15 BST

SECED 2019 - EEFIT-TDMRC mission to Sulawesi

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

Last modified: Mon, 07 Oct 2019 15:19:26 BST

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.

Last modified: Mon, 19 Aug 2019 14:26:44 BST

SECED 2019 - School reconstruction in Nepal

Ms Louis Westoby presented: challenges affecting school reconstruction in Nepal

Last modified: Mon, 07 Oct 2019 15:05:36 BST

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

Last modified: Tue, 10 Mar 2020 16:03:24 GMT

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

Last modified: Tue, 10 Mar 2020 15:38:36 GMT

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.

Last modified: Tue, 10 Mar 2020 15:28:20 GMT

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.

Last modified: Tue, 10 Mar 2020 10:15:06 GMT

EEFIT Mobile App Testing

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

Last modified: Thu, 11 Jul 2019 12:44:09 BST

I-REC 2019 Conference

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

Last modified: Thu, 11 Jul 2019 12:35:24 BST

PCEE 2019 Conference

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

Last modified: Thu, 11 Jul 2019 11:35:36 BST