Avisos de Alerta Sísmica y Cultura Sísmica

Quake warnings, seismic culture

(Traducción al español al final del artículo)

Since 1990, nearly one million people have died from the impacts of earthquakes. Reducing those impacts requires building a local seismic culture in which residents are aware of earthquake risks and value efforts to mitigate harm. Such efforts include earthquake early warning (EEW) systems that provide seconds to minutes notice of pending shaking. Recent events in Mexico provide an opportunity to assess performance and perception of an EEW system and highlight areas for further improvement. We have learned that EEW systems, even imperfect ones, can help people prepare for earthquakes and build local seismic culture, both beneficial in reducing earthquake-related losses.

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“EEW systems are seen as being valuable despite technical limitations.”

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La población venezolana no posee cultura sísmica

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La presidenta de la Fundación Venezolana de Investigaciones Sismológicas (Funvisis), Aura Fernández, indicó que la población venezolana no posee una cultura sísmica y es por ello que la institución se encuentra reforzando la prevención en todo el país para dar herramientas de cómo deben reaccionar los ciudadanos ante un posible temblor.

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