European Seismological Commission

Member states

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Membership in ESC is by country. Presently, there are a total of 34 member countries and ten observers. They are shown on the map above. Each member country has a Titular member who is responsible for voting, writing national reports and disseminating ESC information. The ESC was formally established in 1952, but there was a long history of European collaboration dating back to the beginning of the century.



From the ESC Working Groups:

Visit the website of the newest WG titled Harmonizing Internet Macroseismology in Europe 

Contribute to the Portal of the ESC WG on Communication here

Get to know the website of the FAULT2SHA Working Group and find out forthcoming activities! The WG promotes a new initiative, open to all researchers interested in contributing to discussions on topics that could improve the assessment of seismic hazard.


Find out about the Young Seismologist Training Course here.


What were the past General Assemblies of the ESC like? Find out! Interesting documentation has been made easily accessible.

This list summarizes the files.


Sadly we announce the loss of esteemed and beloved colleagues and friends:


Older obituaries can be found here.