Kandilli Observatory and Earthquake Research Institute
In the frame of the 2010 Turkish-Japanese Year celebration in Turkey, a workshop on Earthquake Tsunami Early Warning Applications will be held at Kandilli Observatory Campus, Istanbul 5th October 2010, under the sponsorship of the Japanese General Consulate of Istanbul, Turkish Catastrophe Insurance Pool (TCIP) and Turkcell GSM Company.
Technological advances in seismic instrumentation and telecommunication permit the implementation of real-time rapid response and early warning systems. During large earthquakes, such systems are capable of providing from a few seconds to a few tens of seconds of warning before the arrival of strong ground shaking and enable quick reports about the damage estimates to determine where emergency response is most needed. An earthquake early warning and rapid response system can provide the critical information needed to minimize loss of lives and property, and to direct rescue operations.