Earthquake Early Warning Systems

Editors: Gasparini, Paolo, Manfredi, Gaetano, Zschau, Jochen (Eds.)

  • Provides information on the major EEW systems in operation and on the state-of-the-art of the different blocks forming an EW system
  • The first time that so many aspects of EEW systems have been specifically focused upon within a single book
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During the past few decades, economic losses and human casualties due to natural disasters increased exponentially on our planet, mainly because of the increased density of population and industry in high hazard areas. Although the prediction of earthquakes is not practicable yet, the present technology allows a prompt identification of the onset of any dangerous seismic event before it hits an urban area. Earthquake early warning can provide an alert within a few tens of seconds in advance. This small lead time may be used to minimize property damage and loss of lives in metropolitan areas and to aid emergency response. The book provides information on the major EEW systems in operation and on the state of the art of the different blocks forming an EW system: the rapid detection and estimation of the earthquake’s focal parameters, the signal transmission, the engineering interface and the information reliability/false alarm problem.

About the authors

Paolo Gasparini, is Full Professor of Geophysics at the University of Napoli Federico II and President of Center of Competence AMRA. He is Advisor for Environment to the EC Commissioner of Research. He was President of IAVCEI. His activities include the assessment of volcanic and seismic hazard and risk. He is on the steering committee of the EC SAFER project on seismic early warning.

Gaetano Manfredi, is Full Professor of Structural Design at the University of Napoli Federico II and Head of the Department of Structural Engineering. He is President of RELUIS (The Italian Network of University Seismic Engineering Labs) and a member of the Board of the Directors of AMRA. His activity is focused on seismic engineering and innovative materials. He is WP leader of the SAFER project.

Jochen Zschau is Full professor at the University of Potsdam and Director of the Department "Physics of the Earth" at the GeoForschungsZentrum Potsdam (GFZ). His scientific focus is on earthquake and volcanoes research. He was vice president of the European Seismological Commission. He is one of the leaders of the Indonesian-German Tsunami Early Warning System being set up in the Indian Ocean. He is coordinator of the EC SAFER project on seismic early warning.

Table of contents (8 chapters)

  • Real-time Earthquake Damage Mitigation Measures

    Hiroo Kanamori

    Pages 1-8

  • Can Earthquake Size be Controlled by the Initial Seconds of Rupture?

    Stefan Nielsen

    Pages 9-20

  • Real-time Estimation of Earthquake Magnitude for Seismic Early Warning

    Aldo Zollo, Maria Lancieri

    Pages 45-63

  • A New Approach to Earthquake Early Warning

    Maren Böse, Mustafa Erdik, Friedemann Wenzel1

    Pages 65-83

  • Optimal, Real-time Earthquake Location for Early Warning

    Claudio Satriano, Anthony Lomax, Aldo Zollo

    Pages 85-96

Buy this book

eBook $189.00
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  • ISBN 978-3-540-72241-0
  • Digitally watermarked, DRM-free
  • Included format: PDF
  • ebooks can be used on all reading devices
  • Immediate eBook download after purchase
Hardcover $249.00
price for USA
  • ISBN 978-3-540-72240-3
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
Softcover $249.00
price for USA
  • ISBN 978-3-642-09138-4
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Earthquake Early Warning Systems
Editors
  • Paolo Gasparini
  • Gaetano Manfredi
  • Jochen Zschau
Copyright
2007
Publisher
Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg
Copyright Holder
Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg
eBook ISBN
978-3-540-72241-0
DOI
10.1007/978-3-540-72241-0
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-540-72240-3
Softcover ISBN
978-3-642-09138-4
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XXIV, 350
Number of Illustrations and Tables
133 b/w illustrations, 20 illustrations in colour
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