The System for Seismic Alert has left a lot more complaints than satisfied customers. And is that in addition to the massive failure of speakers, also in earthquake past it has been registered a delay that triggers the disturbing sound when the earthquake already started, failing primarily in its mission which is to prevent the population.
To resolve this problem definitively, an academic at UNAM developed a new algorithm that would maximize to the controversy Seismic Alert to sound at least 8 seconds before, for example in the case of an earthquake as of September 19, 2017. And not only that, but also this new software would enhance the assessment of the phenomena that the trigger for that because it doesn’t sound “anything”.
— UNAM (@UNAM_MX) September 12, 2018
How does the new software for the Seismic Alert?
According to us reports Chilango, the software that will make this possible was developed by the researcher and Gerardo Cuellar and is based on an algorithm that will capture the quake three seconds after it is generated and to determine, with less information, if required to activate the alert, explained the UNAM in a press release.
“Maybe eight seconds of advantage may seem small in comparison to the two minutes that you have when the source of the tremor is on the coasts, but are key to educational centers, hospitals, security systems and the population in general take forecasts,” stressed Gerardo Suárez Reynoso, an investigator with the IGF.
The algorithm that optimizes the seismic alert was already implemented by the Centre for Instrumentation and Seismic Record (CIRES), a civil association in charge of operating the seismic alert.
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