ShakeAlert Earthquake Early Warning

ShakeAlert Earthquake Early Warning

ShakeAlert - Earthquake Early Warning

Earthquake Early Warning is here!

ShakeAlert is the Northwest’s first earthquake early warning system. It consists of an extensive network of sensors spread throughout California, Oregon, and Washington, each connected to computer systems at the University of Washington, University of Oregon, and at California Berkeley, and each configured to provide early warning of an earthquake. The warning time will likely range from several seconds to several minutes and should be used by every municipality, industry, and business on the west coast with lives to save or assets to protect. This early-warning technology is now available and can be used to prepare your utility or business in advance of an earthquake to enhance survivability and save lives!

 
It is expected that after a Cascadia Subduction Zone quake, as many as 6,000 watermains will fail in King, Pierce, and Snohomish Counties.

It is expected that after a Cascadia Subduction Zone quake, as many as 6,000 watermains will fail in King, Pierce, and Snohomish Counties.

A Cascadia Quake may create a 17 foot displacement, shearing municipal utilities .

A Cascadia Quake may create a 17 foot displacement, shearing municipal utilities .

Dan Ervin has led Washington and Oregon in the planning and implementation of earthquake early warning and is ready to help your business or utility system benefit from this new and valuable resource. While at RH2 Engineering, Dan was responsible for the development of the technology used to access the ShakeAlert signal and pioneered the effective implementation of the advance warning capability to save lives and property. ShakeAlert is moving rapidly into your communities and is too valuable a resource to ignore.

 

Dan has a close working relationship with the Pacific Northwest Seismic Network and the United States Geological Survey, and these relationships are critical as the early-warning technology matures and changes to fit the needs of the community and state agencies. Let Varius show you how earthquake early warning can be used to save lives and assets in your organization.

 
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Seismic monitoring facility at the University of Washington

Examples:

  • Varius staff authored the first municipal Pilot Project Application granted on the West Coast
  • Varius staff developed the first Technical Assistance Agreement approved by the USGS
  • Varius staff developed the first application for ShakeAlert automatic response in the Northwest
ShakeAlert signals originate from University of Washington and University of Oregon. These are backed-up by servers at California Berkley and Cal Tech.

ShakeAlert signals originate from University of Washington and University of Oregon. These are backed-up by servers at California Berkley and Cal Tech.