Thread: AGU session on communication and social science related to earthquake early warning systems

Started: 2019-07-11 12:57:19
Last activity: 2019-07-11 12:57:19
Topics: AGU Meetings
Colleagues -

Please consider submitting an abstract to session PA021 - Exploring communication, education, outreach, and social science associated with earthquake early warning systems

In 1993, Mexico City launched the first earthquake early warning (EEW) system to alert people that stronger shaking was on its way. Since that time EEW has been implemented across the world, in Mexico, Japan, Taiwan, and elsewhere. Soon, the ShakeAlert Earthquake Early Warning System for the West Coast of the United States will be launched. The scientific and technological dimensions of EEW are only part of the story; people are a critical part of any EEW system. There are many fundamental and compelling social science questions about how people can best use this technology to reduce risk.

This session explores what we know and what we want to learn about people’s understanding of and experiences with these systems including what actions people take when they receive an alert. Further, we are also seeking science communication, education, and outreach case studies about earthquake early warning systems throughout the world.

We strongly encourage submissions that reflect on communication, education, outreach, and social science associated with the recent M6.4 and M7.1 Searles Valley earthquakes.

To submit -

Deadline is July 31st.

Conveners: Sara McBride, Robert M. de Groot, Cynthia L. Pridmore, and Danielle F. Sumy

Questions? Please email sumy<at> <sumy<at>>

See you there!
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