Earthquake Warning System
A Bay Area company is about to roll out a free earthquake alert app that could give users precious seconds of lead time before the shaking starts.
A scientist from the Berkeley Seismological Laboratory told KPIX 5 that an experimental earthquake warning system worked, giving about a 10-second alert prior to the magnitude 6 South Napa quake that struck the Bay Area Sunday morning.
The California Legislature has sent Gov. Jerry Brown a bill that would require development of an earthquake early warning system.
Californians would have precious seconds to prepare for a major earthquake under a new proposal to create a statewide early warning system.
Berkeley scientists studying earthquake early warning in the United States have received a financial boost.