A little bit of information from the creator
Earthquake Report has been created by Armand Vervaeck (Belgium).
Earthquake Report has only 1 goal : reporting about earthquakes and volcanoes in the best possible way.
Earthquake Report bridges the gap in between science and basic understanding.
News in this site will not only appear very quickly, but we will always try to bring "Added Value" and "Scientific/Social Insight" news that you will not find anywhere else.
Those looking only for scientific facts can also use the USGS, EMSC and other governmental organizations links given in each story.
Earthquake Report focuses on the Impact of Earthquakes and Volcanoes on society. We will search for unique news, even in the most remote places on Earth. Victims of an Earthquake in the jungle of Papua New Guinea merit the same attention as those people living in San Francisco, Tokyo, Port-au-Prince or Concepción.
Earthquake Report support QuakeSOS, the earthquake emergency iPhone Application.
Earthquake-Report.com is the information part of SOS Earthquakes, a non-profit organization specializing in earthquakes with 5 important goals :
- bringing the best possible, highest quality earthquake information
- providing free or cheap technology tools for mass media (QuakeSOS iPhone application)
- providing Quick and Structural aid to earthquake victims, all over the world (still to be organized)
- giving rational unbiased geophysical, seismological, engineering and scientific earthquake details.
- working on earthquake preparedness and prevention.
SOS Earthquakes was founded in August 2010. A separate website for SOS Earthquakes will be online later.
SOS Earthquakes and Earthquake-Report.com are private initiatives to make the world just a little bit better.
We welcome every single donated dollar as a lifeline that strengthens our initiative.
We welcome also the support of STRATEGIC PARTNERS who will enable us to reach as many people as possible.
Strategic partners can be individuals or companies who want to make the world less traumatic, just like we do, or people or companies who require the latest damage, casualty, aid, economic and social data from earthquakes.
Postal address : Cederstraat 21, 2800 Mechelen, Belgium
Phone : +32478299395 Fax : +3215414670
SOS Earthquakes Donations
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SOS Earthquakes VZW (Non-profit foundation)
Cederstraat 21, 2800 Mechelen, Belgium
IBAN : BE52 7310 1316 6309
BIC - SWIFT : KREDBEBB
Earthquake news writer and founder of earthquake-report.com and SOS Earthquakes Non-Profit foundation.
Designer and owner of the earthquake iPhone applications QuakeSOS and QuakeSOS+
James Daniell (earthquakes)
Sir General John Monash Scholar (www.monashawards.org) from Australia.
Earthquake and volcano damage/loss expert and news writer who has Civil and Structural Engineering, Geology and Geophysics, Earthquake Engineering and Engineering Seismology degrees.
Author of the CATDAT Annual Review of Damaging Earthquakes and Volcanoes.
Center for Disaster Management and Risk Reduction Technology
Karsruhe Institute of Technology
76187 Karlsruhe, Germany
Janine Krippner (volcanoes)
Janine has a Master's degree in volcanology from her homeland - New Zealand, and is now a PhD student at the University of Pittsburgh, USA. Passionate about volcanoes since a very young age, She is interested in all aspects of volcanology and related hazards, especially pyroclastic flows. Her PhD research is using orbital remote sensing data to quantify surface parameters (e.g., morphology, temperature) of pyroclastic flows and lahars on Shiveluch and Merapi volcanoes.
Richard Wilson (volcanoes)
Richard Wilson has a master's degree in geology. Richard is interested in all aspects of active volcanism, especially volcano-tectonic interaction.
Richard has been on active (erupting volcanoes) in the American West, Hawaii, Alaska, Mexico, the Caribbean, Italy and in New Guinea.
Richard had to give up his repetitive collaboration with earthquake-report.com due to a professional career change but still send regular but less frequent volcano news.
Jens Skapski (earthquakes)
Jens is a young geoscience student studying at the Ruhruniversität in Bochum, Germany. Jens has choosen this direction after working as a volunteer for earthquake-report.com since many months. Besides looking into the specific seismological data, Jens has a special interest in Geohazards and is a main contributor to the human impact side of earthquakes. That way, he also contributes to the CatDat database of James Daniell (see above).
Many important volunteers from all over the world.
Carlos Robles, Ashish Kanal, etc, all people who are devoted in informing other people. they are doing different tasks in the background of this site. They are extremely important for the continuity of the daily information.
These volunteers are gathering news, making background checks, are working on sub-topics, etc.
Earthquake-report.com is still looking for :
Seismologists / Geologists and Volcanologists (professors and students)
To cope with our worldwide success, Earthquake-Report.com is looking to extend the group of people directly in charge of the earthquake and volcano reporting itself. What has to be written can easily be seen in the existing articles in the website. Explaining earthquake and volcano activity mechanisms so that almost everybody can understand it is one of the main issues of this site.
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Volunteers for different tasks and translators
If you are willing to participate as a volunteer in this project, please let us know.
We have an urgent need for translators for every main language in earthquake sensitive areas in the world. The translators will make sure that also the non-English people of the earthquake hit area will be able to read our articles.
All you need is a computer with an Internet connection. We will tell you what needs to be done.
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