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WEST COAST EARTHQUAKE EARLY-WARNING SYSTEM GETS $3.6 MILLION BOOST

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 Cinnamon    24,901
Tuesday, February 09, 2016 01:10PM
PASADENA, Calif. (KABC) --
A $3.6 million grant was awarded to scientists working to advance an earthquake early-warning system that could save hundreds if not thousands of lives on the West Coast.

The funding was awarded to California Institute of Technology, University of California, Berkeley, University of Washington and the U.S. Geological Survey by the Gordon and Betty Moore Foundation.

An early-warning system could come in the form of a message on your cellphone that buys you from a few seconds to a few minutes to brace yourself for the shaking or find shelter.

"A system like this tells you not only that an earthquake is coming but it tells you what's going to happen when it gets there," said Tom Heaton with Cal Tech.

The current system may not have prevented the dozens of deaths in the devastating 6.4-magnitude Taiwan earthquake, because it struck in the middle of the night. People were sleeping and their 17-story building collapsed.

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http://abc7.com/news/west-coast-quake-early-warning-system-gets-$36m-boost-/1193654/

Oh, look! They only need 38 million more to implement it and 16 million a year to operate it. Rolls eyes. 

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 Cinnamon    24,901
6 minutes ago, Quick1966 said:

Wow! What a bargain.?

And when it fails, they'll say oops! Need more money to make it work properly. Why in the hell is everything so expensive? 

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 Quick1966    1,220
7 hours ago, Cinnamon said:

And when it fails, they'll say oops! Need more money to make it work properly. Why in the hell is everything so expensive? 

Lol! Right. What do you mean in general? Because the politicians need to give themselves raises. In California? Because all the illegals got free healthcare from the state! Somebody's got to pay for it. I swear I've never lived to a more beautiful place and to see it ruined by such corrupt and evil scum drives me nuts!?

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