Jorge Lomnitz-Adler died on December 17, 1993, at age 39. He had been a member of AGU (Seismology) since 1989. He was an associate editor of the Journal of Geophysical Research and a director of the Association of Seismology and Physics of the Earth's Interior. Weeks before his death, he was awarded the Prize for Young Academics from his institution, the National University of Mexico (UNAM). He was cited for his contributions to earthquake prediction, using avalanche and percolation models.