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Tuesday, January 29, 2013

Earthquake Detection Needed Says Experts

Cracked highway near Long Beach, 1933
Cracked highway near Long Beach, 1933 (Photo credit: California Watch)
Just like a system used in Japan that places sensors in the ground to give residents an alert of a major earthquake, US experts are pushing for the same here in he US.

In a Los Angeles Times article, it was pointed out that the alert could give other communities precious seconds of notice that would allow metro and trains to be stopped to prevent derailment.

For more information on the proposed system click here.
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