Workshop on Earthquake Early Warning System (EEWS): Applications to the Ibero-Maghrebian Region

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The upcoming workshop on “Earthquake Early Warning System: Applications to the Ibero-Maghrebian Region”, co-organized by the Department of Geophysics and Meteorology of the Complutense University of Madrid, the Geological Institute of Cataluña, the Royal Institute and Observatory of the Army at San Fernando (ROA), the Sociedad Española de Estudios para la Comunicación Fija a través del Estrecho de Gibraltar, S.A. and UNESCO, will further discuss about the applicability of the Early Earthquake Warning Systems’ basic hypothesis for this specific region.
The Ibero-Maghrebian region is characterized by the occurrence of large earthquakes, in terms of intensity or magnitude, such as, the earthquakes of Lisbon (1755), Malaga (1680), Torrevieja (1829) and Arenas del Rey (1884), all of them with felt intensities of IX-X (widespread destruction) or more recently the S. Vicente (1969), El Asnam (1980), Boumerdes (2003) and Al-Hoceima (2004). In consequence, the earthquakes of this area have special interest for the implementation of the Earthquake Early Warning System technologies.


Type of Event Meeting by Member States or Institutions
Start 04.02.2014 09:00 local time
End 05.02.2014 20:00 local time
Date to be fixed 0
Focal point Torres, Jair
Country Spain
City Madrid
Permanent Delegation Contact
Major Programme
Language of Event English
Estimated number of participants
Official Website Programme (pdf)
Link 1 University of Complutense in Madrid (Spanish)
Link 2 Practical information (pdf)
Link 3 Call for abstracts (pdf)
Link 4