Can we detect earthquakes before they strike? Richard Allen has created Elarms, a suite of algorithms designed to measure real time seismic data and then rapidly detect the initiation of an earthquake 5-10 seconds before it occurs-long enough to make a difference.
Detecting earthquakes before they happen
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Can we detect earthquakes before they strike? Richard Allen has created Elarms, a suite of algorithms designed to measure real time seismic data an...
May 29, 2009
Wonderful video - except this plan is at least 10 years old. See - www.disasterwarning.com Patent was issued 10 years ago this month for exactly this type of early warning system for earthquakes. See http://www.google.com/patents?id=mJYZAAAAEBAJ&dq=Patent+number:+5910763 Keep up the good work anyway....
Actually, while San Francisco would benefit greatly from this, there are a number of faults throughout California. In Fact the Hayward fault runs directly below memorial stadium at Cal Berkeley - and in 1990 cause a lot of damage to many structures in and around the east bay after a series of shakers! So really we will all be better off with a better understanding and warning system!~
This is amazing stuff - Given that the big one is more a matter of when then if... I am all for the idea of advance warning~
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