Thread: Session on EQ Early Warning at SSA & LACSC Meeting, 14–17 MAY 2018 - MIAMI

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*Session on Earthquake Early Warning (EEW)
at the Joint Meeting of SSA & LACSC, 14–17 MAY 2018 - MIAMI*

Dear colleagues,

We would like to invite you to present your related presentations or
posters in our session ( on “
Challenges and Chances for the Widespread Implementation of Earthquake
Early Warning (EEW)”, see our proposal, below.

Hope to see you in Miami!

Session Conveners

Wilfried Strauch, Instituto Nicaraguense de Estudios Territoriales,
Victor Huerfano, Puerto Rico Seismic Network

Challenges and Chances for the Widespread Implementation of Earthquake
Early Warning (EEW)

The recent strong earthquakes in Southern Mexico with magnitudes of 8.0
and 7.3 have demonstrated the usefulness of Earthquake Early Warning
(EEW) to a massive audience in Latin America and the world. In the
social media people showed their surprise about the existence and
functionality of the Mexican EEW system and discussed whether such a
system could be established in their country. We invite contributions
about the possible application of EEW in Latin America and other less
developed regions taking into account the specifics of the prevailing
building types (e.g. adobe) and construction practices. We invite
contributions proposing how EEW can be implemented in less developed
nations and whether EEW could be a relatively cheap and fast way for
poor countries with high seismic risk to give some protection to their
populations against the massive loss of life in great earthquakes and
how it can be combined, in the long term, with measures to improve the
building stock. We particularly solicit studies dealing with how EEW can
be effectively established and operated, including: densification of
seismic networks with new low-cost EEW-compatible seismic equipment; the
development of new efficient EEW methods that are robust in the face of
challenging seismicity and network operation; transfer of EEW methods
into operational software compatible with general seismic monitoring;
the establishment of new automatic seismic processing centers in many
countries; and studies dealing with technical and social aspects for
delivering alerts to the general population.

Dr. Wilfried Strauch
Asesor en Ciencias de la Tierra / Advisor in Geosciences
Instituto Nicaragüense de Estudios Territoriales (INETER)
11097 Managua, Nicaragua,Frente al Hospital Solidaridad
Postbox 2110
wilfried.strauch<at>, Cel 505-89246234

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