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Eastern Section

The Eastern Section SSA is a separately incorporated technical section of the Seismological Society of America (SSA). It is focused on advancing the science of the seismology of Eastern North America and intraplate seismology.

Collected here are some short notes on the history and activities of the EASTERN SECTION of the Seismological Society of America (SSA).

History and Recent Incorporation
by Eastern Section President David W Eaton (from SRL 80:2, May/June 2009)

Current Officers

Bylaws of the Eastern Section

2013 Annual Meeting

The 85th Annual Meeting of the Eastern Section of SSA was held 6–8 October in Charlevoix, Quebec, Canada, hosted by the Geological Survey of Canada and Université Laval. Please visit the meeting website for additional information.

Update, Nov. 21, 2013 – A gallery of photos from the meeting is now available here.

2012 Annual Meeting

2011 Annual Meeting

2010 Annual Meeting

2009 Annual Meeting

History of the Eastern Section
Prepared by the 1999 ES-SSA Executive Committee

Past Officers

The Jesuit Contribution to Seismology

The Jesuit Seismological Association Award for Contributions to Observational Seismology
Application for the Jesuit Award [PDF; 49 KB]

Earthquake Notes

Earthquake Notes was an official publication of the Eastern Section of the Seismological Society of America. Volume 1, Number 1 of Earthquake Notes appeared in July 1929. In 1987, Earthquake Notes was renamed Seismological Research Letters (SRL).

A searchable web database of Earthquake Notes articles is available and SSA has some back issues for sale.


Note: The seismogram in the above logo is of the 5 September 1944, 04:38 UT Cornwall-Massena earthquake recorded at Georgetown University, Washington, DC.

Last Modified: 2013 Nov 21