Scripps Institution of Oceanography at University of California, San Diego received a gift of $700,000 from Seismic Warning Systems Inc., a private company that provides seismic detection and earthquake warning systems and services, in order to continue operating a key Southern California earthquake monitoring network.
“We are extremely pleased to support the important work of UC San Diego and Scripps Oceanography,” said George Dickson, founder and CEO of Seismic Warning Systems. “This is a great example of how a collaboration between the private sector and a leading university can advance the science and practical application of regional earthquake warning solutions in the pursuit of saving lives and critical infrastructure.”
This funding will go toward supporting ongoing operations of the ANZA Seismic Network, which features 28 earthquake monitoring stations in San Diego and Riverside counties. This network provides coverage of the San Jacinto fault zone, the most active fault in Southern California, and has done so since 1982.
The ANZA network features 21 real-time seismic stations along the San Jacinto fault zone, spanning 120 kilometers from Hemet to the southern end of the fault.
Seismic Warning Systems operates out of Scotts Valley. The new collaboration with Scripps will enhance regional earthquake warning deployments and promote education and training for the public to understand what will happen in the event of an earthquake