California Earthquake Alert System Would Cost $80 Million: Officials
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California Earthquake Alert System Would Cost $80 Million: Officials

California Earthquake Alert System Would Cost $80 Million: Officials

By Jodi Hernandez

| Wednesday, May 7, 2014

Building an early warning earthquake system for California would cost $80 million, officials said Wednesday.

Earthquake experts and officials with California’s Office of Emergency announced the cost during a meeting to update the public on their progress to create the system.

“The system is running, it’s operational,” said Richard Allen of the UC Berkeley Seismological Laboratory.  “We just need to complete it so the entire state can get a warning.”

Officials said the shake-alert system could be implemented in two years if the state and federal government were able to generate funding.

Researchers at the California Institute of Technology in Pasadena have been working on the system. They were notified of a Southern California earthquake in March 8 seconds before the shaking began.

via California Earthquake Alert System Would Cost $80 Million: Officials | NBC Bay Area.

Photo by San José Library

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