California expanding early quake detection and warning system

U.S. Geological Survey technician look over cracks along State Route 178 after an earthquake near Ridgecrest, California, U.S. July 6, 2019. REUTERS/Gene Blevins

LOS ANGELES (Reuters) – California officials are spending more than $40 million on an earthquake early warning system that in addition to alerting the public could also be used to automatically halt trains and open fire station doors moments before a major tremor actually strikes. California Governor Gavin Newsom announced after a magnitude 7.1 quake […]

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