Community workshop at the Ōrewa Library
December 2, 2020
First community workshop in 2021
February 15, 2021

Bringing Earthquake Early Warning Conversations to the QuakeCoRE Annual Meeting

The earthquake early warning (EEW) project team came together at the QuakeCoRE Annual Meeting — 7 to 10 December 2020. The QuakeCoRE Annual Meeting provided an opportunity for the EEW project team to conduct a workshop, to present a poster, and to meet face-to-face with the project stakeholders (after almost a year of online meetings and engagements).

The team conducted a workshop with 20 QuakeCoRE members to hear about their perceptions of EEW systems.

Workshop with the QuakeCoRE Community

The team also presented at the poster session and had discussions about EEW with the annual meeting attendees.

Marion and Rasika at the poster session


  1. Charlie O'Reilly says:

    Seems like a lot of trouble to go just to obtain just a 10 second warning and potentially clog up the cell network at a critical time.
    The problem with such sensors suggested here is they have to complete with irregular amounts of environment noise which cannot be easily stripped away.
    A better avenue for an early warning system are strong motion earthquake sensors installed at environmentally quite sites. Here the extraneous noise can be easily removed and an ambient level profile of strong motion quakes can be established for the particular site. When this ambient level curtails is when you should expect an earthquake.
    Geonet site WMTC days before the Kaikoura Earthquake is a clue to this occurring.

  2. See previous discussion