The activities

The EMSC gathers and disseminates rapid information on earthquakes and their effects. Information is contributed by seismological agencies in the Euro-Med region and around the world, by citizen observers providing eyewitness-observations, and also derived from analysis of twitter data. The EMSC ‘LastQuake’ app, as well as the desktop and mobile websites, are the main dissemination tools for the general public, whereas information for scientists is provided through openly accessible interfaces and web services.

The EMSC actively engages in European and international projects that support its activities and regularly presents them in scientific journals, conferences, and media appearances.

As part of EPOS and member of the EPOS Seismology Consortium, EMSC engages in the European level coordination of seismological data and product services. Wherever possible, EMSC services are integrated in the EPOS data platform.

Recognized among the world-leading scientific centres in the areas of Earth and Climate sciences, the EMSC is also a partner in ARISTOTLE, where it contributes to the emergency assessment by providing advice and operational services for disaster risk and earthquake hazard.

Projects Publications Conferences In the media Awards

Latest conferences

CsLoc: Rapid seismic locations for global earthquakes using crowdsourced detections.
Roch J.; Steed R.; Bondár I.; Bossu R.
ESC (2021)
A tiny box that can do a lot - Lessons learned from a citizen seismology experiment in Haiti.
Fallou L.; Calais E.; Corbet A.
ESC (2021)
How do people react when they receive an Earthquake Early Warning? A practical case study of Earthquake Network app users in Peru.
Fallou L.; Finazzi F.; Bossu R.
ESC (2021)
Science to Action: Communication of Science and strategies to fight misinformation - Practice, Research and Reflection?
Co-conveners: Roop H.; Stiller-Reeve M.; Trimm K.; Fallou L.; Dallo I.; Marti M.; Mulder F.
session co-organisation: EGU General Assembly (2021)
Communicating in the aftermath of an earthquake: when Twitter proves to be a trustworthy and empathetic information channel.
Corradini M.; Fallou L.; Bossu R.; Roussel F.
EGU General Assembly (2021)
Citizen-seismology in Haïti understanding citizens' interest and beliefs to enhance community resilience and contribute to risk disaster.
Fallou L.; Calais E.; Corbet A.; et al.
Citizen Science and SDG (2020)
Efficiently allocating safety tips after an earthquake – lessons learned from the smartphone application LastQuake. (PDF)
Fallou L.; Petersen L.; Bossu R.; Roussel F.
Iscram (2019)
Determination of the earthquake epicenter from the Geographic Profiling of the digital footprints left by eyewitnesses. (PDF)
Dupont A.; Steed R.; Bossu R.
36th General Assembly of the European Seismological Commission (2018)
The EMSC tools used to detect and diagnose the impact of global earthquakes from direct and indirect eyewitnesses Contributions.
Bossu R.; Steed R.; Mazet-Roux G.; Etivant C.; Roussel F.
Iscram (2015)
Flashsourcing or Real-Time Mapping of Earthquake Effects from Instantaneous Analysis of the EMSC Website Traffic.
Fallou L.; Petersen L.; Bossu R.; Roussel F.
AGU Fall Meeting (2010)
Citizen Seismology.
Bossu R.; Gilles S.; Mazet-Roux G.; Kamb L.; Frobert L.
EGU General Assembly (2010)
Automatic Felt Maps: How to Rapidly Know When and Where an Earthquake has been Felt?
Bossu R.; Baki J.; Aupetit M.; Marin S.; Gilles M.
AGU Fall Meeting (2006)