Over the last decade, increasing attention has been paid by the international community to the topic of earthquake early warning (EEW) systems, as a viable solution to protect specific hazard‐prone targets (major cities or critical infrastructure) against harmful seismic events. The aim of the EEW system is to detect the occurrence of an earthquake and to determine its relevant characteristics (such as location and magnitude) early enough to predict the ground shaking at the target site before the S‐wave arrival. Possible emergency protocols that can be activated upon event detection range from slowing down or stopping rail traffic (...

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