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US California to launch nation's first statewide earthquake warning system

08:11  17 october  2019
08:11  17 october  2019 Source:   cnn.com

San Francisco Bay Area rattled by 4.5 earthquake

  San Francisco Bay Area rattled by 4.5 earthquake A magnitude 4.5 earthquake was felt widely in the San Francisco Bay Area on Monday evening at 10:33 p.m., with the epicenter in the Walnut Creek and Pleasant Hill areas. Moderate shaking was felt in the Pleasant Hill, Walnut Creek and Concord areas of an intensity that can overturn unsecured objects, such as books and picture frames, and is capable of breaking dishes or windows. Weak shaking was felt in San Francisco, Oakland and San Jose, according to the U.S. Geological Survey. In Fremont, one woman felt short shaking of just 2 seconds.

Californian officials say they will spend more than million on an earthquake early warning system . The announcement comes after two The proposed early warning system would let the public know of a possible quake . Officials say it also would automatically halt trains and open fire

Finally, on Thursday the first statewide Earthquake Early Warning System will go online. While the ShakeAlert system California will rely on can't predict earthquakes , it can feel them thanks to monitoring stations and send out messages using the MyShake app (click here to install of Android or

California will launch the nation's first statewide earthquake early warning system Thursday morning, according to a news release from the governor's office.

Seismologist, Dr. Lucy Jones, describes how an early warning system would provide advance warning of an earthquake.© Reed Saxon/AP Seismologist, Dr. Lucy Jones, describes how an early warning system would provide advance warning of an earthquake.

Ground motion sensors all over the state will be used to detect earthquakes before people can feel them, and then a notification will go out so Californians can be prepared, according to the news release from the state's Office of Emergency Services.

"The California Earthquake Early Warning System will marry a new smartphone application with traditional alert and warning delivery methods such as Wireless Emergency Alerts (WEA)," the release said.

Bay Area earthquakes struck on unusual section of San Andreas fault

  Bay Area earthquakes struck on unusual section of San Andreas fault The magnitude 4.7 earthquake Tuesday east of Monterey Bay hit on a unique section of the San Andreas fault that has long generated interest from scientists. The quake was felt across a wide area and caused no major damage. It was followed Wednesday morning with a 3.4 magnitude aftershock. But it offered a reminder of the San Andreas' presence as a dangerous seismic presence in California.

California will get the most: 1 ,115. So far, about 70 percent are complete, Arba said. When an earthquake hits, the sensors pick up its early energy Under the system , anyone with a cell phone who hasn’t opted out will hear a loud tone, and a message will pop up on the screen telling them an

Узнать причину. Закрыть. California ’ s earthquake warning system moves forward. California is moving one step closer to a statewide early warning system for earthquakes .

The launch of the system falls on the 30th anniversary of the Loma Prieta earthquake, a 6.9 magnitude quake that hit the central coast of the state in 1989 and killed 63 people, 42 of them on the Cypress freeway.

The incident caused the region to re-evaluate its earthquake safety measures.

California Gov. Gavin Newsom encouraged residents to use the system and be better prepared for the next earthquake.

"Nothing can replace families having a plan for earthquakes and other emergencies," Newsom said. "And we know the Big One might be around the corner. I encourage every Californian to download this app and ensure your family is earthquake ready."

According to geologists, a major earthquake along California's San Andreas Fault is likely "overdue." Residents refer to the looming quake as the "Big One."

The US Geological Survey says that in keeping with the fault line's patterns, the southern segment "is considered a likely location" for an earthquake in the coming years.

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