B.C. government should invest more in earthquake warning system

Friday, October 21, 2016 | By Lindsay Cashin

Metro News interviewed Kent Johansen, an engineer with the Earthquake Engineering Research Facility, about a better solution to earthquake preparedness.

The provincial government uses ocean sensors but Johansen said he has built warning sensors that can be buried under schools and would only cost about $1,000 each.

“The thing was nobody was really interested in a big [earthquake] budget here. We don’t have the earthquakes that wake us up from time to time,” he said. “We decided that we had to do something and get the cost down.”

News 1130 also mentioned UBC’s involvement in ocean earthquake sensors.


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