Onsite EEW software

The on-site early warning approach (aiming at identifying potential damaging ground shaking from the first few seconds of recording of the generally not damaging P-waves) is particularly useful for target areas (like in most of Europe or Central Asia) where dense strong motion networks are not available. These target areas are affected “only” by moderate to strong events, or they are not configured for real-time actions. The on-site early warning approach also represents an optimal solution for critical facilities. Within this context, the requirement for a single instrument to detect and identify a possibly dangerous event in a reliable and timely manner and to forecast the expected risk for a target structure or several of them is a challenging task. Exploiting the computational power of modern sensing units for building monitoring, the implementation of this concept can be transferred to each sensor, resulting in the creation of a decentralized performance-based early warning system.