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Posted by A. Ling, 04/28/2015
The Seattle Times and UW News have a report on University of Washington Earth and Space Sciences professor Heidi Houston’s research on slow-slip quakes in the Pacific Northwest. The study shows that the gravitational pull of the sun and the moon affect the Cascadia Fault a few days after it has started slipping.
Posted by A. Ling, 02/12/2015
ShakeAlert, the Pacific Northwest region's Earthquake Early Warning System, has begun testing by selected users. These videos show the example simulations of a M8.0 Cascadia offshore earthquake and the 2001 M6.8 Nisqually earthquake on PNW ShakeAlert User Display.
Posted by S. Malone, 02/11/2015
The Seattle Times has a report on PNW Earthquake Early Warning's first test.
Posted by A. Ling, 02/11/2015
UW News: The first early earthquake warning system for the region has begun testing with a small group of users at businesses and public agencies.
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The PNSN reduces risk within the states of Washington and Oregon by
- monitoring ground motions within the region in order to better understand earthquake and volcano hazards and their impacts on the physical, economic, political, and social environment,
- providing the most accurate information about earthquakes and volcanoes as rapidly as possible to public officials, the public, and for education, and
- advocating comprehensive and cost-effective measures for reducing the harmful effects of earthquakes and volcanoes.