by: Lindsey Hoshaw

Ten seconds before the South Napa Earthquake struck, UC Berkeley’s ShakeAlert detected the quake. The earthquake early warning project is intended to give residents a heads-up before an earthquake strikes and damage occurs. 

The system is partially funded by the foundation, and being developed by UC Berkeley and the United Sates Geological Survey in cooperation with scientists at the California Institute of Technology and University of Washington.

For more information on the project, read the full story by Lindsey Hoshaw in KQED Science, UC Berkeley System Gave Early Warning of South Napa Earthquake


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