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Japan’s Earthquake Warning System Triggers Wake-Up Call For California

March 21, 2011 12:35 p.m.

Imagine getting an alert on your cell phone that a major earthquake is coming in 60 seconds. You might have time to take cover or get out of an elevator. Scientists can’t yet predict earthquakes, but soon they may be able to warn you when seismic waves are coming.

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