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 appearances

Community Science Builds a Seismic Network in Haiti.
Eos (2022)
Track record - As geotracking technology on our smartphones becomes ever more sophisticated, we're just beginning to grasps its capabilities (and possible pitfalls).
Canadian Geographic (2021)
Terremoti, prevederli non è facile. Oggi la tecnologia viene in aiuto con una nuova app.
Corriere Innovazione (2021)
Crowdsourced reports could save lives when the next earthquake hits.
MIT Technology Review (2019)
Les réseaux sociaux localisent les tremblements de terre.
Le Figaro (2019)
À Mayotte, des séismes répétés source de folles rumeurs.
Le Monde (2019)
Strange waves rippled around Earth. Now we may know why.
National Geographic (2019)
Webserver data and tweets help to locate earthquakes more quickly.
Science Daily (2019)
Mayotte seismo-volcanic crisis intensifies.
The Watchers (2019)
Les Séismes.
France 2 (2014)
Earthquakes in the Euro-Mediterranean Region. (YouTube video)
YouTube (2013)
Les internautes font frémir le monde de la sismologie.
Libération (2012)
Communiquer sur l\'Aléa Sismique dans les Régions à Sismicité Modérée.
5es Rencontres Géographes et Assureurs face aux risques naturels (2011)
Exclusif : un nouvel outil transforme les internautes en sismologues.
Futura Sciences (2009)
Description of the EMSC/CSEM activities. (YouTube video)
Exhibition at Grand Palais - Ville Européenne des Sciences (2008)