MyShake: Building a global smartphone earthquake early warning system

Qingkai Kong, Asaf Inbal, Richard Allen, Jennifer Strauss

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Abstract

MyShake is a project aims to build a global smartphone seismic network to enable earthquake early warning capability by using the power of crowdsourcing. It utilizes the sensors inside everyone's smartphones to monitor the earthquakes. The motivation of this study is to build a seismic network that can be easily scaled it up to a dense network globally to provide useful earthquake early warning to the public, especially places where they cannot afford traditional seismic stations. After MyShake released to the public in Feb 2016, we have more than 300,000 people downloaded and the network have already been covered the whole global within very short time. In this study, we will discuss the aspects of issuing earthquake early warning through this smartphone network.

Original languageEnglish
Pages4867-4871
Number of pages5
DOIs
StatePublished - 2019
Externally publishedYes
Event88th Society of Exploration Geophysicists International Exposition and Annual Meeting, SEG 2018 - Anaheim, United States
Duration: 14 Oct 201819 Oct 2018

Conference

Conference88th Society of Exploration Geophysicists International Exposition and Annual Meeting, SEG 2018
Country/TerritoryUnited States
CityAnaheim
Period14/10/1819/10/18

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