Beijing earthquake warning system leads nation
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.