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Bill Would Create California Quake Warning System

LOS ANGELES (AP) — The California Legislature has sent Gov. Jerry Brown a bill that would require development of an earthquake early warning system.

The bill moved forward in Thursday's last hours of the legislative session and the governor has until Oct. 13 to act on it.

Seismologists and public safety officials have been calling for such a system, which would use an array of sensors to detect the start of a quake, its strength and provide useful seconds of warning.

Scientists are already testing a demonstration system.

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Peking_Duck_SD | September 14, 2013 at 10:38 a.m. ― 11 months, 1 week ago

This doesn't already exist?

We have "amber alerts" that let the government send millions of private citizens messages to our phones when a 16 year old high school loosey-goosey decides to take a joyride with her 20-something boyfriend, but we have no warning system for major national disasters?

To say this is priority out-of-whack is a monumental understatement.

Hey Governments of California and the United States: please send information to my phone when there is a major national disaster in my area.

Please DON'T send me a message when someone's messy custody fiasco results in a kid being driven somewhere by one of the parties.

Thanks,

A citizen.

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