Science News 2012 (English)

Faster, More Accurate Earthquake Early Warning System

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Running Time : 5minutes

Publication Year(JFY) : 2012

Overview

Series - The Science of Disaster Prevention and Damage Control: Faster, More Accurate Earthquake Early Warning SystemAfter the 2011 Tohoku earthquake, there were numerous false alerts overstating the magnitude of aftershocks. This is because the present Earthquake Early Warning system treats earthquakes with multiple simultaneous focal points as a single major earthquake. Assistant Professor Masumi Yamada, of Kyoto University's Disaster Prevention Research Institute, working in collaboration with the Japan Meteorological Agency, is developing a computational method that allows for earthquakes with multiple simultaneous focal points.

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