Early Warning

USGS scientist Keith Knudsen

25 Years After Loma Prieta Earthquake, Numerous Advances Made In Early Warning Systems

In 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.

10/17/2014

UC Berkeley professor developed this earthquake early warning system for about $100. (CBS)

UC Berkeley Professor Builds $100 Earthquake Early Warning System

Could 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.

09/10/2014

California Earthquake generic

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.

08/31/2014

Earthquake Sensors in Northern California

Congress To Vote On Funding Earthquake Early Warning System For West Coast

Congress is expected to approve $5 million to expand an early earthquake warning system to the entire West Coast.

07/15/2014

California Earthquake generic

California Earthquake Warning System May Hinge On Private Funding

Depending 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.

05/07/2014

BART train, station

Earthquake Early-Warning Sensors To Be Installed On BART System

A 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.

09/28/2012

(CBS)

California Earthquake Warning System Stymied By Budget Shortfall

A system giving Californians warning of an impending earthquake may not be operational any time soon despite the success of similar programs in other countries.

05/03/2012

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