Beijing earthquake warning system leads nation

Source(s): China Daily

Beijing will incorporate earthquake warning systems in major infrastructure and crowded places to minimize potential damage and casualties, according to the city's emergency management bureau.

The systems will be included in major infrastructure projects, such as high-speed railways, urban railways, power control centers, oil and gas pipeline stations, petrochemical and communication enterprises, coal mines, large reservoirs and other projects that may be at risk of serious secondary disasters.

Devices used for receiving and broadcasting the warning information should be installed in schools, hospitals, railway stations, airports, sports venues and other public places, as well as in nuclear facilities, large reservoirs, large and medium-sized dangerous goods production and storage facilities and other risky sites, the bureau said.

"Operating or administrative units should formulate earthquake early warning and emergency response plans," said Liu Bin, deputy director of the Beijing Emergency Management Bureau.


Explore further

Hazards Earthquake
Themes Early warning
Country and region China
Share this

Please note: Content is displayed as last posted by a PreventionWeb community member or editor. The views expressed therein are not necessarily those of UNDRR, PreventionWeb, or its sponsors. See our terms of use

Is this page useful?

Yes No
Report an issue on this page

Thank you. If you have 2 minutes, we would benefit from additional feedback (link opens in a new window).