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How an Earthquake Alert App Could Eventually Give the West Coast Vital Warning

2018-08-10 09:55:42

West Coast residents go about life knowing seismic threats are lurking, but there's a lot that people can do before an earthquake hits if they have even a few seconds of warning. A system called "ShakeAlert" picks up seismic information streaming in from sensors, and there's a big push this year to distribute the alerts more widely. Doug Gibbons, field engineer, and Bill Steele, Communications Director, of the Pacific Northwest Seismic Network, are interview on its implementation and importance.

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