European-Mediterranean Seismological Centre
The European-Mediterranean Seismological Centre (EMSC) is an international, non-governmental, and not-for-profit association, whose activity is devoted to the promotion of seismological research towards the implication of citizens. The Centre was founded in 1975, following a recommendation from the European Seismological Commission. The members of EMSC consist of about 80 organizations and institutions from the Euro-Mediterranean region. The European-Mediterranean region is indeed prone to destructive earthquakes. When an earthquake occurs, to determine as quickly as possible the characteristics of the seismic event is of utmost priority. Via the EMSC platforms, the most relevant earthquake parameters, such as the earthquake location, the earthquake magnitude, and the shaking felt by the population are available within one hour from the earthquake onset.