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California earthquake alerts to become available statewide

 

Last updated 10/25/2019 at 11:50am

A mobile phone customer looks at an earthquake warning application on their phone in Los Angeles. Earthquake early warning alerts became publicly available throughout California for the first time last week, potentially giving people time to protect themselves from harm. (AP Photo/Richard Vogel, File)

John Antczak

Associated Press

Earthquake early warning alerts became publicly available throughout California for the first time last week, potentially giving people time to protect themselves from harm, the Governor's Office of Emergency Services said Wednesday.

The nation's first statewide quake warning system will debut Thursday, coinciding with the 30th anniversary of the Loma Prieta earthquake that ravaged the San Francisco Bay area Oct. 17, 1989, as well as the annual Great Shakeout safety drill.

Warnings produced by the ShakeAlert system will be pushed through two delivery systems: a...



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