Turkey and Syria devastated by earthquake

A powerful magnitude-7.8 earthquake struck southern Turkey, near the Syrian border, followed by a magnitude-7.5 quake nine hours later. Thousands of casualties have been reported, with more expected.   By …

M5.0 quake strikes Eastern Turkey

By: Haluk Eyidoğan, Ph.D., Professor of Seismology, İstanbul Technical University   Citation: Eyidoğan, H., 2020, M5.0 quake strikes Eastern Turkey, Temblor, http://doi.org/10.32858/temblor.142     A M5.0 earthquake struck Thursday in …

M 7.0 quake rattles Turkey and Greece

  A M 7.0 earthquake rattled Western Turkey and Eastern Greece today. The epicenter is located within the Aegean Sea, north of Samos. Reports of severe damaged in Izmir.   …

M 5.3 in Central Turkey

  A M5.3 quake struck Central Turkey this evening. Although the area has been relatively seismically quiet in the last century compared to other parts of the country, strong earthquakes …

M 4.3 in western Turkey

  A M4.3 quake shook western Turkey today. This event lies near the eastern tip of the 1912 M7.4 Ganos earthquake rupture area, a site perhaps brought closer to failure …

M 5.9 quake in eastern Turkey

  A M 5.9 quake struck eastern Turkey today. The quake occurred near the intersection of the Eastern and Northern Anatolian Faults. A M 6.8 quake occurred nearby in 1949, …

M 5.2 in Elâzığ, Turkey

  A M 5.2 aftershock struck the Elâzığ region in Eastern Turkey today. The region experienced a damaging M 6.8 quake in January. Today’s quake is just one of several …

Volcano near evacuated Iceland town finally erupts

After a month of relative quiet, what caused the latest Iceland eruption near Grindavík? Read the latest developments here.   By Melissa Scruggs, Ph.D. (@VolcanoDoc)   Citation: Scruggs, Melissa A., …

International seismic standardization is underway

Creating an international standard for seismic intensity reports will lead to more accurate earthquake characterization.   By Montana Denton, Temblor science writing extern (@montana_denton)   Citation: Denton, M., 2023, International …

Cleanup on the disaster aisle

Natural hazards that become disasters produce literal tons of debris that need to be quickly cleaned up. However, very few countries consider disaster waste cleanup to be a critical service …

Israel to get earthquake early warnings

Densely spaced seismic monitoring stations and a ready-made alerting system allow warnings to be issued within seconds of an earthquake larger than magnitude-4.5.   By Elisabeth Nadin, University of Alaska …

Research & Development Seismologist

Temblor, Inc. is a Silicon Valley tech company that builds global catastrophe models for the public and the insurance industry to quantify real-time seismic hazard and risk using the concepts …

Fault responsible for Samos earthquake identified

Preliminary data indicate that the fault that ruptured in the Samos earthquake slipped 6 feet (1.8 meters). By Athanassios Ganas, National Observatory of Athens, Institute of Geodynamics Panagiotis Elias, National …

Magnitude-7.0 quake strikes Aegean Sea

A strong earthquake rattled Turkey and Greece today, causing significant damage and a tsunami that flooded parts of Seferihisar, Turkey, and the Greek island of Samos.   By Jennifer Schmidt, …

Data Scientist (Istanbul)

Temblor, Inc. is a Silicon Valley tech company that builds global catastrophe models for the public and the insurance industry to quantify real-time seismic hazard and risk using the concepts …

Backend Software Developer (Istanbul)

Temblor, Inc. is a Silicon Valley tech company that builds global catastrophe models for the public and the insurance industry to quantify real-time seismic hazard and risk using the concepts …

Preparing for an earthquake during a pandemic

COVID-19 infection rates would rise if a large earthquake occurred during the pandemic. Researchers say that the number of resulting new cases depends on whether authorities prepare now.   By …

Frontend Developer (Istanbul)

Temblor, Inc. is a Silicon Valley tech company that builds global catastrophe models for the public and the insurance industry to quantify real-time seismic hazard and risk using the concepts …

Temblor Webinars

Webinars         Advancing our understanding of the severe seismic threat in the Philippines Mario A. Aurelio, Ph.D., of the University of the Philippines, will discuss recent devastating …

How good is earthquake early warning?

By Elisabeth Nadin, Ph.D., Associate Professor, University of Alaska Fairbanks   New research reveals that Earthquake Early Warning networks provide a timely warning of impending shaking more often than not. …

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Tsunami in Sulawesi, Indonesia, triggered by earthquake, landslide, or both

An M=7.5 earthquake hits Sulawesi. Three major disasters are unfolding: damage from ground shaking, damage from landslides, and damage from tsunami. We learn more every day as information is conveyed across social media. Soon geologists will have their boots on the ground to compile scientific observations so we will be able to reconstruct what happened.

Miyamoto International

Miyamoto International is a global earthquake structural engineering and project management company providing critical services that sustain industries and safeguard communities around the world.

About Temblor

Temblor, Inc. is a catastrophe modeling company specializing in seismic hazard and risk assessment. Founded in 2014 by former USGS scientists Ross Stein and Volkan Sevilgen, Temblor’s mission is to raise awareness of seismic risk. We serve the insurance, reinsurance and insurance-linked security communities, and mortgage lenders.

Temblor is different from other cat modelers. Our models build on recent published and independently-tested scientific analyses to provide an independent, unbiased, and transparent assessment of risk. Our products include dynamic hazard and loss forecasts after large earthquakes; the first globally consistent insurance loss model; stochastic event sets; and the highest-resolution global site amplification model available today. Additionally, we calculate a building-level Temblor Earthquake Score, which folds in all factors that impact loss into one number for risk pricing and selection.

Temblor provides both its clients and the public with accurate, accessible, and understandable information about earthquakes. Temblor Earthquake News publishes breaking earthquake news, in-depth analyses, and expert reporting on the latest developments in natural hazards research. Our articles are written by scientists, science journalists, and leading international researchers.

How a M=6 earthquake triggered a deadly M=7 in Japan

It’s been over four months since we wrote about the powerful Kumamoto quake sequence: The 15 April 2016 Mw=6.2 (Mjma 6.5) Kumamoto, Japan, shock, which was succeeded 28 hours later by the very damaging Mw=7.0 (Mjma 7.3) shock on the same fault system. We can now give you a preview of crucial new discoveries by Japanese and other researchers.

Volkan Sevilgen

Deprem Şiddet Anketi contact: volkan@temblor.net Volkan Sevilgen, CTO and cofounder, leads Temblor’s scientific programming and technology development. Volkan received an M.Sc. in Geophysical Engineering from Istanbul Technical University (ITU) in …

Ross Stein

Contact: ross@temblor.net Ross Stein, CEO Temblor, Inc. studies how earthquakes interact by the transfer of stress. He is President-Elect of the Tectonophysics section of the American Geophysical Union (AGU), received …

The perfect gift: An earthquake emergency kit

There’s been a lot of political talk recently about protecting our safety. But for those of us living in earthquake country, perhaps the most important way to make our family …