Workshop on Earthquake Early Warning System (EEWS): Applications to the Ibero-Maghrebian Region

Screen shot of the software operated by the Berkeley Seismological Laboratory
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When, local time: 
Tuesday, 4 February 2014 - 9:00am to Wednesday, 5 February 2014 - 8:00pm
Where: 
Madrid, Spain
Contact: 
j.torres@unesco.org

The upcoming workshop on “Earthquake Early Warning System: Applications to the Ibero-Maghrebian Region”, co-organized by the Department of Geophysics and Meteorology of the Complutense University of Madrid, the Geological Institute of Cataluña, the Royal Institute and Observatory of the Army at San Fernando (ROA), the Sociedad Española de Estudios para la Comunicación Fija a través del Estrecho de Gibraltar, S.A. and UNESCO, will further discuss about the applicability of the Early Earthquake Warning Systems’ basic hypothesis for this specific region.
The Ibero-Maghrebian region is characterized by the occurrence of large earthquakes, in terms of intensity or magnitude, such as, the earthquakes of Lisbon (1755), Malaga (1680), Torrevieja (1829) and Arenas del Rey (1884), all of them with felt intensities of IX-X (widespread destruction) or more recently the S. Vicente (1969), El Asnam (1980), Boumerdes (2003) and Al-Hoceima (2004). In consequence, the earthquakes of this area have special interest for the implementation of the Earthquake Early Warning System technologies.