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Earthquake early warning ShakeAlert system; West Coast wide production prototype

Monica D. Kohler, Elizabeth S. Cochran, Douglas D. Given, Stephen Guiwits, Doug Neuhauser, Ivan Henson, Renate Hartog, Paul Bodin, Victor Kress, Stephen Thompson, Claude Felizardo, Jeff Brody, Rayo Bhadha and Stan Schwarz
Earthquake early warning ShakeAlert system; West Coast wide production prototype
Seismological Research Letters (January 2018) 89 (1): 99-107

Abstract

Earthquake early warning (EEW) is an application of seismological science that can give people, as well as mechanical and electrical systems, up to tens of seconds to take protective actions before peak earthquake shaking arrives at a location. Since 2006, the U.S. Geological Survey has been working in collaboration with several partners to develop EEW for the United States. The goal is to create and operate an EEW system, called ShakeAlert, for the highest risk areas of the United States, starting with the West Coast states of California, Oregon, and Washington. In early 2016, the Production Prototype v.1.0 was established for California; then, in early 2017, v.1.2 was established for the West Coast, with earthquake notifications being distributed to a group of beta users in California, Oregon, and Washington. The new ShakeAlert Production Prototype was an outgrowth from an earlier demonstration EEW system that began sending test notifications to selected users in California in January 2012. ShakeAlert leverages the considerable physical, technical, and organizational earthquake monitoring infrastructure of the Advanced National Seismic System, a nationwide federation of cooperating seismic networks. When fully implemented, the ShakeAlert system may reduce damage and injury caused by large earthquakes, improve the nation's resilience, and speed recovery.


ISSN: 0895-0695
EISSN: 1938-2057
Serial Title: Seismological Research Letters
Serial Volume: 89
Serial Issue: 1
Title: Earthquake early warning ShakeAlert system; West Coast wide production prototype
Affiliation: California Institute of Technology, Pasadena, CA, United States
Pages: 99-107
Published: 201801
Text Language: English
Publisher: Seismological Society of America, El Cerrito, CA, United States
References: 54
Accession Number: 2018-052300
Categories: Seismology
Document Type: Serial
Bibliographic Level: Analytic
Illustration Description: illus. incl. sketch map
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Secondary Affiliation: U. S. Geological Survey, USA, United StatesUniversity of California at Berkeley, USA, United StatesUniversity of Washington, USA, United States
Country of Publication: United States
Secondary Affiliation: GeoRef, Copyright 2018, American Geosciences Institute. Abstract, Copyright, Seismological Society of America. Reference includes data from GeoScienceWorld, Alexandria, VA, United States
Update Code: 2018
Program Name: USGSOPNon-USGS publications with USGS authors
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