EERI & NEES Deadline for Abstracts approaching
May 2013 - The Earthquake Engineering Research Institute (EERI) has invited prospective authors to submit abstracts of no more than 500 words for its Tenth U.S. National Conference on Earthquake Engineering to be held on July 21-25, 2014 in Anchorage, Alaska. With its theme of “Frontiers of Earthquake Engineering,” this upcoming conference is the 50th anniversary of the Great Alaska Earthquake and Tsunami, and will provide a unique environment for (student) researchers and professionals from a broad range of disciplines to share the latest knowledge and techniques to mitigate the devastating effects of earthquakes and tsunamis.
Information about the abstract selection criteria, technical program topic areas and the paper acceptance schedule is located at http://10ncee.org/wp-content/uploads/2012/12/10NCEE_Call-for-Papers.pdf. Prospective authors should submit their abstracts to http://submissions.miracd.com/10NCEE/login.aspx by June 15, 2013. This conference is being organized by EERI in collaboration with the George E. Brown, Jr., Network for Earthquake Engineering Simulation (NEES). For more information about the Tenth U.S. National Conference on Earthquake Engineering, visit http://10ncee.org.
Get Your Home Ready for Earthquakes Webinar Announced
May 2013 - In partnership with the Insurance Institute for Business and Home Safety (IBHS) and the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA), CUSEC is holding a FREE informational webinar, "Get Your Home Ready for Earthquakes", on May 30, 2013 at 10:00AM CDT. During the webinar, participants will learn more about protecting themselves and their homes against earthquake damage.
Click here to find out more and learn how to register for this webinar. Space is limited so you will need to RSVP by May 24, 2013.
Great Central U.S. ShakeOut to Moves to October
April 2013 - The next Great Central U.S. ShakeOut earthquake drill will take place on October 17, 2013 at 10:17a.m. Since 2012, the ShakeOut has been held on February 7th.
Although highly visible and successful, this has been out of sync with a
larger, national ShakeOut effort that takes place annually on the third
Thursday of October. In 2012, 16 states and British Columbia
participated in an October 18 ShakeOut.
To maximize the effectiveness of the ShakeOut, the CUSEC Board of
Directors has elected to permanently move the Great Central U.S.
ShakeOut to the third Thursday of October beginning this year. This
will align us with a national initiative involving 30 states and territories where nearly 20 million people will practice earthquake safety and disaster preparedness activities.
We encourage you to mark your calendar for October 17, 2013 and register today on the ShakeOut website, so you can join millions of others across the nation in the next Great ShakeOut earthquake drill. You can also follow us on Facebook and Twitter
where we post occasional updates and safety tips. Thank you for your
continued commitment to earthquake and disaster preparedness.