SSA Global Travel Grant Recipients Announced

1 April 2024— Five student and early-career members will receive travel grants to participate in scientific conferences as part of the Global Travel Grants program, which provides financial support to SSA members.  The competitive program received 22 quality applications this cycle. Sergio Leon-Rios (Advanced Mining Technology Center – Universidad de … Continue Reading »

At Work: Luis Donoso Carmona

Luis Donoso Carmona

12 March 2024–Earthquakes were part of Luis Donoso Carmona’s environment “for as long as I can remember,” growing up in northern Chile in the small city of Vallenar in the Atacama Desert, he said. His great-grandmother told stories of the destroyed ports and railway lines and overturned locomotives she had … Continue Reading »

Earthquake Fatality Measure Offers New Way to Estimate Impact on Countries

Ruins of Pelileo in Ambato — after the 1949 Ambato earthquake in Ecuador

15 February 2024–A new measure that compares earthquake-related fatalities to a country’s population size concludes that Ecuador, Lebanon, Haiti, Turkmenistan, Iran and Portugal have experienced the greatest impact from fatalities in the past five centuries. The new impact measure, introduced in the Bulletin of the Seismological Society of America by … Continue Reading »