Welcome to the website of the Society for Earthquake and Civil Engineering Dynamics (SECED). SECED was founded in 1969 to promote the study and practice of earthquake engineering and structural dynamics, including blast, impact, and other vibration problems. SECED is also concerned with the study of societal and economic ramifications of major earthquakes.



SECED is launching a fund to offer financial support to individuals or teams whose academic studies, research, career, or volunteer work aligns with the aims of the Society. The scheme is intended to cover cases for which obtaining funding through other sources/bodies is challenging for applicants.

The application deadline is 30 July 2022. Find out more by visiting the SECED Fund webpage.

Spotlight on our YouTube channel

SECED's own YouTube channel features recordings of past presentations and other events – not least those organised by our tireless Young Members Subcommittee.

For a taste of what is on offer, click on the video below.


SECED is the British branch of both the International Association and the European Association for Earthquake Engineering. SECED is an Associated Society of the Institution of Civil Engineers (ICE) and is sponsored by the Institution of Mechanical Engineers (IMechE), the Institution of Structural Engineers (IStructE) and The Geological Society.

How to connect

 SECED is on Facebook as a Closed Group. Please use this link if you wish to join; then request to join the group.

 SECED is on Twitter as @SECED_UK.

 LinkedIn has a SECED group. Please use this link if you wish to join. 

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