European Seismological Commission


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Forthcoming events:

 ECGS and ESC/EAEE Joint Workshop:

Earthquake and Induced Multi-Risk Early Warning and Rapid Response

Luxembourg, 18 - 20 November 2015

Abstract submission extended to 31 July

More information can be found here



The 35th General Assembly of the ESC will be held in Trieste, Italy during 5-9 September 2016  (on-site registration will open on 4 September). Save the date!

The Young Seismologists' Training Course will take place during the preceding week in the vicinity of the city centre.



Gennady SobolevGennady Sobolev
April 7, 2015 marked 80 years since the birth of Gennady Sobolev, former President of the European Seismological Commission (1994-1998), a famous scientist in the field of seismology, physics of the earthquake source and earthquake prediction.

Sadly we announce the loss of beloved friends and colleagues:

Ragnar Sigbjörnsson, from EERC Iceland, passed away on 15 July 2015.
Erik Hjortenberg
Georgios Stavrakakis
Peter Bormann
Betim Muço
Torild van Eck


blog on the L'Aquila Appeal trial in Italy.
The last hearing took place on 10 November 2014.