Decision-makers have the information they need to implement national Earthquake Early Warning and Tsunami Early Warning systems suitable for Aotearoa New Zealand’s seismic risks and hazards.
Before Aotearoa New Zealand adopts Earthquake Early Warning and Tsunami Early Warning systems, we need to review available technologies and test them for suitability in the New Zealand context.
We are assessing and testing a range of tsunami and earthquake early warning technologies against synthetic earthquakes to test their usefulness for Aotearoa New Zealand’s geography, population distribution, and emergency response systems.
Working closely with central government agencies and infrastructure managers, we will:
Our goal is to develop recommendations for decision-makers on suitable Earthquake Early Warning and Tsunami Early Warning technologies for Aotearoa New Zealand.
Low-cost ground motion sensors are becoming a promising solution for constructing an affordable yet reliable and robust earthquake early warning system.
This Work in Progress paper presents the initial findings from an ongoing literature review exploring the algorithms used for P-wave detection and earthquake magnitude estimation.
Which algorithm is best for detecting P-waves generated by earthquakes and generating earthquake early warnings?
New Zealand does not currently operate a national earthquake early warning system. What strategy needs to be adopted to get there?
Researchers have used earthquake cycle simulators to overcome many of the challenges posed by limited modern observations of large earthquakes.