Center for Earthquake Studies

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Coordinates: 33°44′N 73°09′E / 33.733°N 73.150°E / 33.733; 73.150

Center for Earthquake Studies
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Formation October 8, 2005; 12 years ago (2005-10-08)
Legal status Scientific foundation
Purpose humanitarian, peacekeeping, scientific
Headquarters Shahdra Valley Road, Islamabad
Region served
South Asia, Central Asia
Official language
Urdu, English
Director CES, NCP
Dr. Muhammad Qaisar
Regional/Founding Director
Dr. Ahsan Mubarak
Key people
Dr. Ahsan Mubarak
Dr. Qasim Jan
Affiliations Global Network for the Forecasting of Earthquakes
Funding done by the Government of Pakistan

The Center for Earthquake Studies (CES), is an academic earth science, earthquake studies and mathematical national research institute, located in Islamabad, Pakistan.[1] The institute is headquartered in the campus area of the National Centre for Physics (NCP) and conducts mathematical research in earth sciences, with the close coordination with the NCP.[1]


The institute was founded by the Government of Pakistan after taking the scientific advice from the science adviser dr. Ishfaq Ahmad.[2] It was established in response to the deadliest and devastating earthquake in Pakistan, on October 8, 2005.[3] Initially established as the Earthquake Studies Department at the National Center for Physics, it gained its independence shortly after its establishment. The CES undertakes research scientific studies in the development of expertise in anomalous geophysical phenomenon prior to the seismic activities. The CES primarily produces its research outcomes by using the computer simulation and mathematical modelling to interpret the seismic activities and the earthquake predictions.[1]

The CES's campus also includes the various ATROPATENA stations network, and supports its research and development with the close collaboration with the Global Network for the Forecasting of Earthquakes.[4] Its first and founding director was dr. Ahsan Mubarak who is still designated as the CES's senior scientist.[3] As of current, dr. Muhammad Qaisar is the CES's current administrator.


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  1. ^ a b c Center for Earthquake Studies. "Center for Earthquake Studies". Center for Earthquake Studies. Center for Earthquake Studies. 
  2. ^ IAS. "Dr. Professor Ishfaq Ahmad". Islamic Academy of Sciences. Islamic Academy of Sciences. Archived from the original on 14 February 2013. Retrieved 13 January 2013. 
  3. ^ a b Staff report. "Timely prediction can reduce quake devastation". Daily Pakistan. Retrieved 13 January 2013. 
  4. ^ GNFE. "International Station for the Forecasting of Earthquakes ATROPATENA-PK, Pakistan, Islamabad". Global Network for the Forecasting of Earthquakes. Global Network for the Forecasting of Earthquakes. Retrieved 13 January 2013. 

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