How to Contribute

EERI members and other earthquake risk reduction professionals can contribute to reconnaissance efforts for this earthquake in the following ways:

1. Share your reconnaissance plans

If you will be participating as a part of a reconnaissance mission, recovery mission, or traveling to the impacted area for any other purpose, please share information about your plans through the Contact Form.  EERI can help link you to others in the field, support you in efforts to share photos or observations, and connect you with the EERI team (if one is mobilized).

2. Check into the local clearinghouse

If you plan to conduct reconnaissance, please make sure to be in communication with Recep "Ray" Cakir, who is leading the Physical Clearinghouse in Ankara. The information collected through reconnaissance can provide valuable situational awareness for those responding. The physical clearinghouse will close on May 15, 2023 and, at that time, local clearinghouse operations will continue virtually. Ray will continue to serve as the Clearinghouse contact and can be reached at:

  • Email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
  • What'sApp: +1-360-628-3550

3. Contribute Photos and Notes

Contribute post-earthquake field observations and photos. Once reconnaissance teams and others begin to share their photos and observations, they will also be shown on the virtual clearinghouse  Data Map and Photo Gallery pages.  All submissions will help inform both reconnaissance and recovery efforts.  A video tutorial on how to upload photos is available here.

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4. Submit an Paper to the Earthquake Spectra Special Collection

Earthquake Spectra invites earthquake researchers to contribute papers to a special collection titled, "Impact of the February 6, 2023 M7.8 and M7.6 Earthquakes in Turkey on the Built Environment, and Implications on Seismic Hazard." More Information about how to submit a paper is available here: https://www.eeri.org/about-eeri/news/16199-earthquake-spectra-announces-special-collection-of-past-papers-on-turkey-syria-and-call-for-new-papers-on-the-february-2023-earthquake-sequence.

5. Review Ethical Reconnaissance Training Materials

As you consider reconnaissance, you are encouraged to review training materials for ethical reconnaissance from CONVERGE, available here: https://converge.colorado.edu/resources/

Other Ways to Contribute

Earthquake investigators are encouraged to contact EERI staff at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. if they have suggestions about how they can contribute to this clearinghouse effort.