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Earthquake warning system will come with some false alarms and missed alerts

LOS ANGELES _ In a land where the mildest rumble elicits an anxious question _ "Did you feel that?" _ having even a few seconds of warning before an earthquake has long been a dream. Now, California i... read more

California’s Earthquake Early Warning System Won’t Be Perfect

As residents of Japan, Mexico and other places that already have the alerts have learned, the system comes with false alarms and missed ... warning of strong shaking that did not come. In Mexico City, ... read more

Moments to spare

If all goes as planned, a dense network of seismometers in California, Oregon, and Washington will detect the first, weak waves of an earthquake and relay a rapid warning of ground shaking to come ... ... read more

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Say a major earthquake will hit in seconds. How do you protect yourself?

As an earthquake warning system becomes a reality for more Californians, a big question arises: What can you do if you know shaking is coming to you? You may only have a few seconds to act. You want t... read more


ShakeAlert, the Early Earthquake Warning System, Now Operational But Not Ready for Mass Public Alerts

The hotly anticipated West Coast earthquake early warning system being developed at Caltech will begin sending automated alerts to businesses ... bringing dangers of a massive earthquake one day, some ... read more

West Coast Quake Warning System Now Operational With Limits

(AP) — Automated alerts from the fledgling West Coast earthquake early warning ... system, said it will also be important to make sure people know what the alerts mean, what to do when they get them, ... read more

USGS advances ShakeAlert earthquake warning system

Smartphones can transmit an earthquake’s detected location and magnitude to the U.S. Geological Survey, which can then send alerts ... some cases, the warnings can come a full minute or two before tre... read more

Earthquake early warning begins testing in Pacific Northwest

In Japan, similar earthquake alerts have been used to slow bullet trains to prevent derailment, trigger automated earthquake and tsunami alarms in schools ... The new early warning system being tested ... read more

False alarms highlight weaknesses in national alert system

Aside from the false alarms, emergency agencies have been criticized for sending alerts to too many people or too few. In Alaska, for instance, a tsunami warning triggered by an undersea earthquake .. ... read more

Earthquake Warning System Now Operational, But With Limits

(AP) – Automated alerts from the fledgling West Coast earthquake early warning ... system, said it will also be important to make sure people know what the alerts mean, what to do when they get them, ... read more

Earthquake Early Warning System Worked, Gave Heads-Up Before 5.3 Temblor Hit Off SoCal Coast: Officials

John Vidale, director of the Southern California Earthquake Center, said the earthquake early warning system worked. At USC, he and others heard the alarm go off before they felt the shaking, "maybe 1... read more



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