27 Apr '15, 9pm

A Cheap, Ubiquitous Earthquake Warning System

A Cheap, Ubiquitous Earthquake Warning System

When an earthquake hit California’s Napa Valley in 2014, ShakeAlert , a demonstration earthquake warning system under development by the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS), gave a 5 to 10 second warning. Had such a system been in place in Nepal this month, residents of Kathmandu would have had about 15 to 20 seconds to get out of the most dangerous buildings or take cover where possible. Though it doesn’t seem like much, that’s also enough time to trigger automated shutdown systems for rapid transit (the experimental system is already tied to the BART transportation network), nuclear power facilities, or semiconductor manufacturing plants. Japan has had an earthquake alert system pin place for several years; it shut down bullet trains and factories when the 2011 Tohoku quake struck and sent cell phone “take cover” warnings. These kinds of systems come at a high price, however. ...

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