Assessing the potential implementation of earthquake early warning for schools in the Patras region, Greece
International Journal of Disaster Risk Reduction (Elsevier)
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This paper adopted a risk-based approach to investigate EEW feasibility for schools in Patras, Greece and demonstrate an engineering-oriented EEW decision support system for an archetype school building in the region. The study was motivated by EEW's promising potential to help mitigate some of the devastating effects of earthquakes (e.g., deaths, casualties, business interruption) - particularly in educational facilities - in the face of increasing exposure and vulnerability to seismic events worldwide.
The results show that, under certain conditions, EEW could be effective for the schools in the considered case-study region. It then demonstrate an advanced end-user-centred approach for improved risk-informed decision-making on triggering EEW alerts.