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Case Studies

This page contains case studies of successful ShakeAlert® implementations across a variety of sectors.

Rail Systems

ShakeAlert® in Rail Systems: Metrolink

Metrolink is a commuter rail system operating in six densely populated Southern California counties. Metrolink implemented ShakeAlert-powered earthquake early warning alerts that automatically slow its trains to protect its riders, crew, and infrastructure.


ShakeAlert in Schools: Stanwood Camano School District

The Stanwood-Camano School District uses the ShakeAlert Earthquake Early Warning System to protect students and staff by sending earthquake alerts through its public address system.


ShakeAlert in Hospitals: Cedars-Sinai

Cedars-Sinai Medical Center uses the ShakeAlert Earthquake Early Warning System to save lives and reduce injuries by automatically issuing an alert over its public address system and two-way radios when shaking is expected.

Water Utilities

ShakeAlert in Water Utilities: City of Grants Pass

The water division of the City of Grants Pass serves over 10,000 customers in southwestern Oregon. The city worked with a ShakeAlert Licensed Operator (LtO) to set up automatic closure of water system valves when earthquake shaking is expected to prevent massive water loss if a pipe is damaged. This will save water for drinking and fire protection.

Research Facilities

ShakeAlert in Research Facilities: Allen Institute

The Allen Institute uses data from the ShakeAlert System to alert employees through their desktop computers. Employees are instructed to immediately move away from potentially dangerous lab equipment and then Drop, Cover, and Hold On.

Residential Buildings

ShakeAlert in Residential Buildings: Regatta Seaside

Regatta Seaside, a luxury high-rise building in Marina Del Rey, CA, using the ShakeAlert System to alert its staff and residents before they feel earthquake shaking. Alerts are sent through the fire alarm system.