Promotion Planning for Application of an Earthquake Early Warning System in Taiwan
Liang-Chun Chen*1, Bing-Ru Wu*1, Kai-Wen Kuo*2, Keh-Chyuan Tsai*3, Nai-Chi Hsiao*2, Min Chen*4, and Tzu-Shiu Wu*1
*1National Science and Technology Center for Disaster Reduction, Taiwan, 9F, 200, Sec. 3, Beisin Rd., Sindian City, Taipei County, Taiwan
*2Seismological Center, Central Weather Bureau, Taiwan
*3National Center for Research on Earthquake Engineering, Taiwan
*4National Center for High-performance Computing, Taiwan
Based on dense earthquake monitoring networks, the earthquake early warning (EEW) technology has remarkable achievement in Taiwan. However, the EEW system has not been applied to buildings, infrastructures, or critical facilities, nor announced to the general public via communication channels. This study reviews EEW potential for disaster reduction and proposes a promotion framework of EEW system in Taiwan. Prototype systems should be established for public organizations using currently reliable communication channels first. Once prototype performance is verified in actual earthquakes, applications would be gradually expanded. Collaboration among the government, academy institutes, and private sectors, could set up a comprehensive EEW system and work to reduce earthquake disaster effects in practice.
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