Earthquake Warnings Could Become a Reality Thanks to Federal Cash

December 15, 2014 3:11 PM

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A system that can give a maximum 90 seconds of warning in the event of a major earthquake in California is already up-and-running, and it works.

The problem is that the prototype ShakeAlert technology, developed by the U.S. Geological Survey with the help of Pasadena's Caltech and other universities, is a closed network unavailable to the general public.

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