Earthquake Early Warning in Bangladesh 

Title: Earthquake Early Warning in Bangladesh

Time Period: May 2022 to December 2023 

Project Background

Bangladesh is a seismically active region, making it vulnerable to earthquakes, which can cause significant damage and loss of life. The country’s weak building codes and inadequate infrastructure increase its susceptibility to severe consequences from earthquakes. Early warning systems have been effective in mitigating the impact of earthquakes. These systems provide advance warning to people in the affected areas, allowing them to take protective measures, such as evacuating buildings and seeking shelter. BUET-JIDPUS has undertaken the development of an earthquake early warning system in Bangladesh, with funding provided by RISE (Research and Innovation for Sustainability and Equity) in this context. 

Project Objectives

  • To assess the existing earthquake detection system in Bangladesh.
  • To compare the existing system with sophisticated systems used in Japan.
  • To investigate potential options for expanding the existing system.
  • To develop an earthquake early warning system that is safe, sustainable, and compatible with the fourth industrial revolution. 

Project Team

Dr. A. F. M. Saiful Amin, Principal Investigator, Director, BUET-JIDPUS; Professor, Dept. of Civil Engineering, BUET

Dr. Md. Forkan Uddin, Co-Principal Investigator, Professor. Dept. of Electrical and Electronic Engineering (EEE), BUET

Dr. Mohammed Eunus Ali, Co-Contributor, Professor, Det. Computer Science and Engineering, BUET

Three Research Assistants of BUET-JIDPUS