12 years of researchers – and the prototype is ready for testing. The system should give signals a few seconds before the start of tangible tremors.
Shake Alert is a result of the cooperation of the U.S. Geological Survey and leading West Coast universities.
According to the idea, the program can be implemented in people’s phones. However, at the moment, they are not ready for this. Before such progress, we still have at least 3 to 7 years, depending on the compliance and limitations of technology. Early testing will be conducted with the participation of local citizens.
People are developing partnerships for deploying Shake Alert to schools, public transit agencies, and other public places. The main goal for the early alert is the protection of larger numbers of people.
Also in order is the point of assistance to medical institutions. So you will know when to postpone surgical procedures or other types of procedures, during the execution of which extreme care and caution are necessary. Also, hospital staff could leave the transitional doors open so that in case of emergency they would not harm anyone or anything, as reports abc7.
The Shake Alert project has never been fully funded. In the project, there should be at least $38 million to build all the stations. Yet there’s only $10.2 million at the moment.
The operation of the system depends on the quality of the sensors and the response of the monitor, as well as the ability of the device to analyze seismic activity. There’s still a lot of work to do. For example, it is only 48 percent complete with 859 out of 1,675 sensor stations built.