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PubTalk 4/2012 — ShakeAlert!

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--building an earthquake early warning system for California

by Doug Given, USGS Earthquake Early Warning Coordinator 


  • Millions of Japanese citizens received advance warning of the 2011 magnitude 9.0 Tohoku earthquake -- can such a system be built for use in California?
  • University researchers and government agencies are working together to create an Earthquake Early Warning system in California to reduce earthquake losses
  • April is Earthquake Awareness Month in California -- how could you and your family best prepare for severe ground shaking using 30 seconds of advance warning?




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