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A new Quake Alert APP that I have been waiting for, it is in Beta Phase and you can submit for the access to the APP when its ready, just have to go on the site and put in our email.


Right now only few states have the sensors but they are being added as time goes on, So far California, Washington and Oregon have the sensors that are managed by USGS.


The objective of an earthquake early warning system is to rapidly detect the initiation of an earthquake, estimate the level of ground shaking intensity to be expected, and issue a warning before significant ground shaking starts. A network of seismic sensors detects the first energy to radiate from an earthquake, the P-wave energy, and the location and the magnitude of the earthquake is rapidly determined. Then, the anticipated ground shaking across the region to be affected is estimated. The system can provide warning before the S-wave arrives, which brings the strong shaking that usually causes most of the damage. Warnings will be distributed to local and state public emergency response officials, critical infrastructure, private businesses, and the public. EEW systems have been successfully implemented in Japan, Taiwan, Mexico, and other nations with varying degrees of sophistication and coverage.



Earthquake early warning can provide enough time to:

  1. Instruct students and employees to duck, cover, and hold
  2. Initiate mass notification procedures
  3. Open fire-house doors and notify local first responders
  4. Slow and stop trains and taxiing planes
  5. Install measures to prevent/limit additional cars from going on bridges, entering tunnels, and being on freeway overpasses before the shaking starts
  6. Move people away from dangerous machines or chemicals in work environments
  7. Shut down gas lines, water treatment plants, or nuclear reactors
  8. Automatically shut down and isolate industrial systems



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Right now just the 3 states, California, Oregon and Washington, but they are adding more as time goes on. I know North America is their target, not sure beyond this.


I live in Vancouver, so if the San Andreas Fault slips, would be very beneficial to me.

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