16 August, 2016
The USGS-led ShakeAlert system is moving full steam ahead to providing a critical piece of seismic hazard mitigation. The Earthquake Early Warning system will provide seconds to minutes of warning to the public once up and running. The current phase of growth in the Pacific Northwest is focused on building out the sensor array, improve the data processing algorithms, and integrate GPS-based observations into the mix (GFAST) led by Brendan Crowell at the University of Washington.
The new phase of funding for UO will allow for expansion of seismic staff (see today’s article in the Register Guard). With more funding and more personnel available to expand the seismic network, we will be pushing hard to meet the 2018 goal of providing a public EEW system. Stay tuned for more!