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West Coast Earthquake Warning System Operational, But Limited

Automated alerts from the fledgling West Coast earthquake early warning system are ready to be used broadly by businesses, utilities, schools and other entities but not for mass public notification, officials said Wednesday. “We’re making a large change from a …

California Governor Approves New Earthquake Alert System

Californians will begin getting warnings of impending earthquakes through their cellphones, radios and other devices within the next year or two as the state ramps up a lifesaving early warning system, emergency management officials said Thursday. Gov. Jerry Brown signed …

New Smartphone App Detects Ground Shaking, Could Create Global Seismic Network

University of California, Berkeley, scientists are releasing a free Android app that taps a smartphone’s ability to record ground shaking from an earthquake, with the goal of creating a worldwide seismic detection network that could eventually warn users of impending …

University of Washington to Test Quake Warning System

What would you do with a few seconds or minutes of warning before an earthquake strikes? When late-night comedian Conan O’Brien considered the question recently, the result was a laugh-out-loud segment with people stampeding into walls, snapping risqué selfies or …