Taiwan has been constantly threatened by large, damaging earthquakes as the tectonic consequence of persistent collisions between the Philippine Sea plate and Eurasian plate. Use of an earthquake early warning (EEW) system is one of the effective tools for seismic-hazard mitigation and has operated in many countries, including Japan, Taiwan, Mexico, and the United States (e.g., southern California) (Kanamori et al., 1997; Allen et al., 2009; Lee and Wu, 2009; Satriano et al., 2011). Taiwan initiated the development of EEW after the Hualien offshore earthquake (Mw 7.8) occurred on 15...

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