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The role of earthquake warning systems
KTH. Department of Environmental Engineering, Royal Institute of Technology.
KTH. Department of Environmental Engineering, Royal Institute of Technology.
2018 (English)In: ISRM International Symposium 2000, IS 2000, International Society for Rock Mechanics , 2018Conference paper, Published paper (Refereed)
Abstract [en]

The fact that each year thousands of people in seismically active parts of the world are killed or injured due to major earthquakes urges for continuous efforts in order to lessen the size of the catastrophe. Technical achievements made in recent years have made it possible to install an Earthquake Warning System (EWS) that can issue alarm a few seconds before the damaging waves reach the area. The main idea behind such systems is to make use of the difference between the propagation velocity of S-waves, and radio waves to issue earthquake alarm before arrival of the destructive part of the seismic waves. As the efficiency of an EWS depends on many factors, each area must particularly be studied in order to determine if such a system would be appropriate or not. In this paper EWS has been studied as a complementary measure against earthquake in Iran a country with more than 100,000 casualties due to earthquakes in recent decades. A simplified method has also been suggested for comparing the costs of the project with the economical advantages of it. Using the suggested method it has been shown that an EWS would be both economical and efficient in some parts of the country.

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International Society for Rock Mechanics , 2018.
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Other Engineering and Technologies
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URN: urn:nbn:se:kth:diva-238426Scopus ID: 2-s2.0-85053929229OAI: oai:DiVA.org:kth-238426DiVA, id: diva2:1261011
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ISRM International Symposium 2000, IS 2000, Melbourne, Australia, 19 November 2000 through 24 November 2000
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QC 20181106

Available from: 2018-11-06 Created: 2018-11-06 Last updated: 2018-11-06Bibliographically approved

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