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Current Event September 4, 2014

Earthquake Warning System on an App


Earthquakes cause damage and create fear and uncertainty. But a new early warning system called Shake Alert is working to mitigate both. This phone app can rapidly detect earthquakes once they have begun, giving people time to prepare. The app is in the early testing stage but it successfully gave a warning before the recent earthquake in California. Listen to this public radio story to learn more about the technology and goals behind this early warning system.

Engineering Technology Earth and Space Science

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AIR DATE: 08/25/2014


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