HayWired Scenario -- Earthquake Early Warning Forecast and Potential Hazard Mitigation Actions [open pdf - 7MB]
From the Introduction: "USGS [U.S. Geological Survey] and a coalition of State and university partners are developing and testing an earthquake early warning (EEW) system called ShakeAlert (https://www.shakealert.org) to provide a few seconds of earthquake early warning to reduce risk and increase resiliency, not just for utilities and infrastructure, but also for people and organizations. The ShakeAlert system continues to evolve, and pilot groups, technology enablers, licensed operators, and stakeholders in the transportation, utility, healthcare, education, and emergency management sectors have been engaged in developing hazard-mitigation best practices and strategies in response to alerts of shaking. In the spirit of HayWired's focus on interconnectivity, and the authors' work with ShakeAlert stakeholders, this chapter is meant to outline possibilities for uses and benefits of the ShakeAlert system based on data researched for the scenario and priority focus areas from stakeholders. It is not intended as a rigorous cost-benefit assessment; the numbers of affected people or systems discussed should not be taken as absolutes. The discussion in this chapter is best used as a planning tool to probe the extent of what is possible for ShakeAlert."
Scientific Investigations Report 2017-5013-R-W
U.S. Geological Survey: http://www.usgs.gov/