Earthquake warning system

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Earthquake awareness 20 years after the Northridge quake

Today is the 20th anniversary of the Northridge earthquake. Not only did dozens of people die and thousands  injured, the 6.7 magnitude quake cause an estimated 20-billion dollars in property damage.  Are we any better […]

01/17/2014

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Jerry Brown signs Calif. quake warning system bill

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Gov. Jerry Brown on Tuesday ordered creation of a statewide earthquake early warning system that could give millions of Californians a few precious seconds of warning before a powerful temblor strikes. […]

09/24/2013

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Bill would create California quake warning system

LOS ANGELES (AP) — The California Legislature approved a bill that would require development of an earthquake early warning system similar to what exists in Japan, Mexico and other quake-prone countries. The bill advanced in […]

09/13/2013

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Feds donate $5M toward Calif. quake alert system

PASADENA, Calif. (AP) — California’s prototype earthquake warning system is getting a $5 million boost from the federal government. Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa announced the funding in a statement Thursday.

04/18/2013

BART installs quake early-warning system

OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) – A new earthquake early-warning system installed by Bay Area Rapid Transit will detect earthquakes precious seconds before the ground starts shaking, allowing trains to be slowed down in an effort to […]

09/28/2012

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