Earthquake Warning and
Resilience The Next Big Thing?
•An earthquake warning is not a
prediction or forecast.An earthquake
warning is an alert based
upon measured ground motion after an earthquake has begun.For relatively distant earthquakes such a warning could give
some utilities and emergency response
organizations and businesses some time to act.
systems are not well established at this time outside of a few utilities, and governmental agencies.
warning action examples include:
opening and alarm using P-wave detectors activated systems for fire
natural gas shut off valves
–Notification of key personnel in utilities, emergency response
organizations, governmental agencies,
as well as businesses and industry by automatedearthquake warning system communication system.