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Simulation of earthquakes and tsunami through GSM network

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1 Author(s)
Saradha, G. ; Mookambigai Coll. of Eng., Pudukkottai, India

Every year thousands of people die because of earthquake occurs in a dangerous place or during a defenseless sleep. Here's a GSM-based seismic alert system that could warn before an earthquake strikes. Earthquakes strike without warning. The resulting damage can be minimized and lives can be saved if people living in the earthquake-prone area are already prepared to survive the strike. This requires a warning before strong ground motion from the earthquake arrival. Such a warning system is possible because of energy wave released at the epicenter of the earth quake travels slower than light. The warning signal from the earthquake epicenter can be transmitted to different places using satellite communication network, fiber-optics network, pager service, Cell phone services or a combination of these. The satellite-based network is ideal when an alert system has to cover a large country like India. For earthquake-prone states like Gujarat, a seismic alert system using the global system for mobile communication network spread throughout the state is proposed here. This system does not try to find the epicenter or fault line caused by the earthquake. It simply monitors the earth vibrations and generates alert signal when the level of earth vibrations crosses a threshold.

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Emerging Trends in Electrical and Computer Technology (ICETECT), 2011 International Conference on

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23-24 March 2011