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California Will Play Major Role in Testing of Earthquake Alert System

 
Posted Friday, April 25th 2014 @ 6am  by KFBK News

California will play a major role in the testing of a new earthquake early warning system.  

Long Beach Deputy City Manager Reginald Harrison says Long Beach city has been tabbed by Caltech and the U.S. Geological Survey as a test site for the system.

"We will get an alert, it's a web-based technology, so we would get that early warning -- whether it's seconds or minutes, we'll take whatever we can," Harrison said. 

The new warning system uses existing seismic networks to detect tremors in order to send out a warning before big earthquakes hit regions away from the epicenter of the shaker.  

It's designed to give up to 10 seconds warning so people can take cover. 

 

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