ESSAY: KAIROS Earthquake Early Warning Application (An Instruction for turning Risk into facing your Danger)

By Svenja Schüffler
November 2016

Published at Anthropocene Curriculum Platform of Haus der Kulturen der Welt Berlin HKW / Max Planck Institute for the History of Science.
Photograph by Svenja Schüffler

There is this unpredictable moment when the underground faults start to rupture. Between the start of the cracking of the Earth and the arrival of the waves that tear through underground, until they shake everything at the surface, there is a tiny, special moment of time. Less than a Chronos [1], yet an instant that could be enriched and transformed through a knowledge beyond primal cognition and experience. A knowledge that could help you save your life, whoever you are, and wherever you might be …