Earthquake Early Warning Systems

  • Paolo Gasparini
  • Gaetano Manfredi
  • Jochen Zschau

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages I-XXIV
  2. Maren Böse, Mustafa Erdik, Friedemann Wenzel1
    Pages 65-83
  3. Claudio Satriano, Anthony Lomax, Aldo Zollo
    Pages 85-96
  4. Vincenzo Convertito, Raffaella De Matteis, Annalisa Romeo, Aldo Zollo, Giovanni Iannaccone
    Pages 133-152
  5. Jean Virieux, Pierre-Yves Bard, Hormoz Modaressi
    Pages 153-177
  6. Veronica F. Grasso, James L. Beck, Gaetano Manfredi
    Pages 179-209
  7. Iunio Iervolino, Vincenzo Convertito, Massimiliano Giorgio, Gaetano Manfredi, Aldo Zollo
    Pages 211-232
  8. Iunio Iervolino, Gaetano Manfredi, Edoardo Cosenza
    Pages 233-247
  9. Yutaka Nakamura, Jun Saita
    Pages 249-281
  10. Yih-Min Wu, Nai-Chi Hsiao, William H. K. Lee, Ta-liang Teng, Tzay-Chyn Shin
    Pages 283-306
  11. Yutaka Nakamura, Jun Saita
    Pages 307-324
  12. Emanuel Weber, Giovanni Iannaccone, Aldo Zollo, Antonella Bobbio, Luciana Cantore, Margherita Corciulo et al.
    Pages 325-341
  13. Constantin Ionescu, Maren Böse, Friedemann Wenzel, Alexandru Marmureanu, Adrian Grigore, Gheorghe Marmureanu
    Pages 343-349

About this book


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.


Geoinformationssysteme Monitoring early warning earthquake earthquake damage reduction rapid disaster information seismic

Editors and affiliations

  • Paolo Gasparini
    • 1
  • Gaetano Manfredi
    • 2
  • Jochen Zschau
    • 3
  1. 1.Department of PhysicsUniversity of NapoliNapoliItaly
  2. 2.Department of Structural EngineeringUniversity of NapoliNapoliItaly
  3. 3.GeoForschungsZentrum PotsdamPotsdamGermany

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