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Monday, June 10 2019 - 16:36
AsiaNet
China's First Earthquake Early Warning System on Internet Screen Launched in Chengdu Hi-tech Zone
CHENGDU, China, June 10, 2019 /PRNewswire-AsiaNet/ --

On May 22, Chengdu Hi-tech Institute of Care-Life, which focuses on the 
research and development of earthquake early warning technology, and Beijing 
Kuyun Interactive Technology Co., Ltd. signed a cooperation agreement and 
officially launched China's first earthquake early warning system on the 
internet.

After the system is activated and once an earthquake occurs, the large screen 
of the internet installed with Kuyun module will send an early warning before 
the arrival of the earthquake, reminding users to avoid risks and thus reducing 
casualties. Wang Tun, director of Chengdu Hi-tech Institute of Care-Life, 
believes that the earthquake early warning system will provide risk-avoiding 
information services to hundreds of millions of people.

Since the occurrence of the devastating earthquake in Wenchuan of Sichuan 
province, the earthquake early warning technology developed by Chengdu Hi-tech 
Institute of Care-Life and its partner has achieved breakthroughs in China's 
earthquake early warning technology from scratch, making China the third 
country in the world with earthquake early warning capabilities after Mexico 
and Japan.

Sichuan province, located in the southwest of China, is an earthquake-prone 
area. At the time of the 2008 devastating earthquake in Wenchuan, Wang Tun was 
working as a postdoctoral fellow in theoretical physics at the Austrian Academy 
of Sciences. After seeing the heavy casualties caused by the earthquake, he 
chose to return to China and established the Institute of Care-Life in Chengdu 
Hi-tech Zone.

On May 13, 2019, World Meteorological Organization (WMO) hosted the "MHEWC-II" 
in Geneva, Switzerland. As the only representative speaker from China, Wang Tun 
introduced the progress made in China's multi-hazard early warning 
technological achievements during his keynote speech, which attracted the 
attention of representatives from more than 80 countries. "Multi-hazard early 
warning technology is one of the things that China is doing. Sichuan Provincial 
Key Laboratory of Earthquake Early Warning and Chengdu Hi-tech Institute of 
Care-Life are also coordinating the resources of more universities to carry out 
technical research on integration of multi-hazard technology," Wang Tun 
expressed. 

At present, Chengdu Hi-tech Institute of Care-Life announced that the TV 
earthquake early warning system has been extended to 13 cities and prefectures 
in Sichuan and covered 79 districts and counties which account for 60% of 
Sichuan earthquake areas. 

SOURCE:Chengdu Hi-tech Industrial Development Zone
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