Science Cafe: Earthquake Early Warning System

Wednesday, April 05, 2017 · 7:00 PM - 8:30 PM
Located at the Arts & Science Discovery Center

Designed for: Adults (18+), College (Adult)

What does it take to build an Earthquake Early Warning system (EEW) that could save lives in the event of an earthquake?

Robert de Groot, of the U.S. Geological Survey Earthquake Science Center discusses the development of ShakeAlert an EEW for the West Coast of the United States. Learn how ShakeAlert works and how it will enhance earthquake preparation, response and recovery.

PLUS: Discover how libraries (and schools) can play an important role in The Quake Catcher Network – a “citizen science” project developed to gather earthquake data.

Robet de Groot is the Coordinator for Communication, Education and Outreach for ShakeAlert Earthquake Early Warning Program at the U.S. Geological Survey Earthquake Science Center. He is also one of the co-directors of the Quake Catcher Network (QCN) citizen science program. QCN is a collaborative initiative for developing the worlds largest, low-cost strong-motion seismic network by utilizing motion sensors in and attached to inernet-connected computers.