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Update 1: Earthquake Early Warning System


The Earthquake Early Warning project  will build a last-mile alert prototype to deliver early warning of impending hazardous ground shaking to key public safety officials enrolled in a beta test.


Phase 1:

  • The City of Los Angeles has been working on a similar pilot. The team will reach out to LA for lessons learned. OEM will also communicate with key regional partners to engage in this project.

Phase 2:

  • The team will work with key stakeholders for pilot opportunities, OEM to communicate this list of end-customers.

Phase 3:

  • Solidifying partnerships with Amazon, Twitter and Zillow to continue improving communication tools.


  • Office of Emergency Management has invited the Pacific Northwest Seismic Network to join this effort. That group is responsible for ShakeAlert in this region.
  • Bi-weekly meetings are happening with City of Seattle team with IAC members providing mentoring and advice opportunities.
  • Project team is requesting engineers and coders from IAC members for additional support.