On the establishment of an automatic earthquake information broadcast system in Taiwan
Yih-Min Wu1, Tzay-Chyn Shin2, Yi-Ben Tsai3, Kai-Wen Kuo4
1,2,4Central Weather Bureau, Taipei, R.O.C.
3Institute of Geophysics, National Central University, Chung-li, R.O.C.
1Tel.: +886-2-2349-1181, Fax: +886-2-2349-1178,
An efficient earthquake auto-location algorithm has been developed and tested by the Central Weather Bureau (CWB). The CWB can now routinely obtain earthquake information in one minute after the occurrence of an earthquake using this new algorithm. In order to take full advantage of this capability, four automatic information broadcast media, namely, E-mail, World Wide Web, FTP server and pager system, have been configured to receive and transmit automatically the earthquake information from the CWB seismic monitoring system. This new automatic earthquake information broadcast system will enable the CWB to disseminate information about felt earthquakes even more quickly and widely than its current practice through fax and paper reports.