MILPITAS (KCBS)— Newly developed technology by a Scotts Valley company can give schools, cities and businesses a 10 to 30 second advance warning of an earthquake depending on their distance from the epicenter. The system measures the earthquake’s primary or P-wave.
Rocky Saunders with Seismic Warning Systems said a lot can be done in that amount of time.
“Imagine that a city with this [technology] could automatically shut down intersections, for instance, or bridges, or just start blinking yellow lights. You can slow traffic down,” Saunders said.