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Tuesday, 15 January 2019 15:51

Los Angeles' Earthquake Early Warning System Could Save Lives, but What About the Rest of California?

(TNS) - With considerable fanfare, Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti started the year by trumpeting a cellphone app that will instantly notify users in Los Angeles County when an earthquake of 5.0 or bigger begins to hit.

The pilot program, officially unveiled Jan. 3, can provide crucial seconds — even dozens of seconds — for people to duck and cover or otherwise take potentially lifesaving actions.

Dubbed ShakeAlertLA, it’s the first earthquake early warning system of its type in the country.

But that also means the rest of California continues without such alerts.

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http://www.govtech.com/em/preparedness/Los-Angeles-Earthquake-Early-Warning-System-Could-Save-Lives-but-What-About-the-Rest-of-California.html