Early Warning

Early Warning Alerts Some Bay Area Residents 20 Seconds Before Piedmont EarthquakeSoon the question, “Did you feel it?” will be followed by, “Did you know it was coming?”
UC Berkeley Receives Funding To Boost Early Earthquake Warning System DevelopmentThe U.S. Geological Survey has awarded $4 million to four universities in the Pacific Northwest and California to boost the development of earthquake early warning systems.
West Coast Congress Members Want $16.1M For Early Quake Warning SystemThree dozen members of Congress from California, Oregon and Washington are urging full funding of a West Coast earthquake early warning system.
President Obama Seeks $5 Million For West Coast Earthquake Early Warning SystemIn his budget proposal for the upcoming fiscal year, President Barack Obama is reportedly seeking an additional $5 million to spend on an early earthquake warning system for the West Coast.
25 Years After Loma Prieta Earthquake, Numerous Advances Made In Early Warning SystemsIn 1989, a gallon of gas was just less than a dollar, the first episode of “The Simpsons” aired on TV, and the first GPS satellites were launched into orbit. Twenty-five years later, GPS is the key to new technology allowing seismologists to warn us when a big quake is about to hit.
UC Berkeley Professor Builds $100 Earthquake Early Warning SystemCould low-cost quake detectors become as common as smoke detectors in California homes? A professor at UC Berkeley said he built an alarm himself, for about $100.
Scientists, Politicians To Meet At UC Berkeley To Discuss Early Earthquake Warning System Scientists and politicians planned to meet at UC Berkeley next week for a summit on developing an early earthquake warning system.
Congress To Vote On Funding Earthquake Early Warning System For West CoastCongress is expected to approve $5 million to expand an early earthquake warning system to the entire West Coast.
California Earthquake Warning System May Hinge On Private FundingDepending on how close to the epicenter of an earthquake you are, you could get more than a minute warning if California can find the funding for a new early warnings system.
Earthquake Early-Warning Sensors To Be Installed On BART SystemA new earthquake early-warning system installed by Bay Area Rapid Transit will detect earthquakes precious seconds before the ground starts shaking, allowing trains to be slowed down in an effort to prevent derailments.
California Earthquake Warning System Stymied By Budget ShortfallA system giving Californians warning of an impending earthquake may not be operational any time soon despite the success of similar programs in other countries.