BSSA Special Issue on Earthquakes in Slowly Deforming Mountain Belts

2023 Herat earthquake rescue efforts

14 November 2023–The devastating September 2023 earthquake in Morocco and the unusual series of October 2023 earthquakes in Afghanistan are painful reminders of the seismic hazard that exists even in slowly deforming mountain belts away from major plate boundaries. Earthquakes take place infrequently in these regions, but their impacts can … Continue Reading »

Helen Crowley Selected as 2024 Joyner Lecturer

Helen Crowley standing at podium

1 November 2023–The Earthquake Engineering Research Institute (EERI) and SSA are pleased to announce that Helen Crowley, secretary general of the Global Earthquake Model (GEM) Foundation, is the 2024 recipient of the William B. Joyner Lecture Award. Crowley will deliver the Joyner Lecture at the EERI Annual Meeting to be … Continue Reading »

Prayer Book Fills Gap in Italian Earthquake History

1456 Marche earthquake MS

1 November 2023–The chance discovery of a note written in a 15th century Hebrew prayer book fills an important gap in the historical Italian earthquake record, offering a brief glimpse of a previously unknown earthquake affecting the Marche region in the central Apennines. Paolo Galli, who found the note in … Continue Reading »