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Where it all started

Earthquake Report has been created by Armand Vervaeck (Belgium).
Earthquake Report has only 1 goal :  reporting about earthquakes 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 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.

SOS Earthquakes

Earthquake-Report.com has 3 important goals :
- bringing the best possible, highest quality earthquake information
- giving rational unbiased geophysical, seismological, engineering and scientific earthquake details.
- informing about earthquake preparedness and prevention.
SOS Earthquakes was founded in August 2010. A separate website for SOS Earthquakes will be online later.
Contacting Earthquake-Report.com

Site contributors

Jens Skapski (administrator and co-founder)
Jens is data analyst at Risklayer GmbH in Karlsruhe. From 2013 to 2019 Jens studied Geoscience and Ruhr University in Bochum. 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) and created his unique Earthquake Impact Database, the world's most extensive collection of damaging earthquakes.

Armand Vervaeck (administrator and co-founder)
Earthquake news writer and founder of earthquake-report.com and SOS Earthquakes Non-Profit foundation.

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James Daniell (co-founder)
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
Hertzstrasse 16a
76187 Karlsruhe, Germany
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Earthquake-report.com is still looking for :

Seismologists / Geologists and Volcanologists (field workers, 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
If you are willing to participate as a volunteer in this project, please let us know.
We are in a constant need of volunteers for different tasks like scanning a part of the world for earthquake damage, social media support, back up when one or more of the the main contributing volunteers are not available, etc. Don't be shy and let us know if you want to contribute for this website.
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