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Papers in The Bulletincover the full spectrum from seismology and geology through to applied earthquake engineering, including:

  • Studies of major historical earthquakes
  • Reconnaissance reports of recent earthquake events around the world
  • Technical papers which examine aspects of design and the performance of materials
  • Retrofitting and upgrading issues

The Bulletinoffers scientific excellence at an affordable cost. Its editorial policy is to offer:

  • Peer reviewed articles
  • Low cost
  • Prompt publication
  • Articles for a broad readership

The Bulletin is included in the membership fee (see Join), or is available separately by subscription (See Subscriptions). The Bulletin plays an important role in furthering the advancement of the science and practice of earthquake engineering, and provides a forum for the exchange of ideas and expertise.

All publications can be ordered through the Society’s Executive Officer.


The Society gratefully acknowledges the financial support provided by

The Earthquake Commission (EQC) for the publication of the Bulletin.

Editorial Team (2016-2018)

Editor-in-Chief Rajesh Dhakal , University of Canterbury, Christchurch, NZ
Associate Editor Liam Wotherspoon, University of Auckland, Auckland, NZ
Production Manager         Bruce Deam, Knowledge Exchange Ltd., NZ
Web Edition Manager Quincy Ma, University of Auckland, Auckland, NZ

Editorial Board Members

Katrin Beyer
Lausanne, Switzerland
Iunio Iervolino
Universita degli Studi di Napoli Federico II
Naples, Italy
Jitendra Bothara
Miyamoto International
Christchurch, NZ
Alper Ilki
Istanbul Technical University
Istanbul, Turkey
Brendon Bradley
University of Canterbury
Christchurch, NZ
Jason Ingham
University of Auckland
Auckland, NZ
Andrew Charleson
Victoria University of Wellington, NZ
Sam Kono
Tokyo Institute of Technology
Tokyo, Japan
Chung-Che Chou
National Taiwan University
Yutaka Nakamura
Shimizu Corporation
Tokyo, Japan
Charles Clifton
University of Auckland
Auckland, NZ
Stefano Pampanin
University of Canterbury
Christchurch, NZ
Misko Cubrinovski
University of Canterbury
Christchurch, NZ
Tim Sullivan
University of Canterbury
Christchurch, NZ
Kenneth Elwood
University of Auckland
Auckland, NZ
John Van de Lindt
Colorado State University
Fort Collins, USA
Caroline Holden
GNS Science
Lower Hutt, NZ
David Whittaker
Christchurch, NZ

Bulletin Contributions

Contributors are requested to e-mail manuscripts directly to The Editor [editor @ nzsee - org - nz]. These should preferably be prepared using Microsoft Word, using the following instructions and template.

An abstract of about 200 words should be sent with each paper or article. Short notes intended for a feature section require no abstract.

A referee’s opinion is sought on each paper offered for publication.

All orders for additional papers should be placed in writing when the paper is submitted.

Bulletin Exclusion Clause

The options expressed in this publication are those of individual contributors and are not necessarily endorsed by the New Zealand Society for Earthquake Engineering, its members or The Earthquake Commission (EQC).

Neither the Society, any of its members or EQC accept any liability whether in contract, tort (including negligence) or otherwise, in relation to any of the articles, reports or other materials contained in the Bulletin or any reliance that may be placed on their contents. No one should make use of or rely on any material contained in the Bulletin without seeking expert advice appropriate to his or her circumstances. Persons who do make use of or rely on any opinion, information or advice contained in the Bulletin do so at their own risk.